Water Eddy Forces on Oscillating Cylinders

by Alan D. K. Laird,
Charles A. Johnson,
Robert W. Walker,


Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 9, Pg. 43-54


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Neighboring cylinders may increase drag force on vertical cylinders by 75% or decrease it to mins 20%, and may triple lift forces, for spacing to 3 diameters and cause significant deviations to 10 diameters. Neighboring cylinder eddies cause large force fluctuations.

Subject Headings: Cylinders | Eddy (fluid dynamics) | Vertical loads | Spacing | Water management | Oscillations

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