Vortex Formation and Resistance in Periodic Motion

by J.S. McNown,
G.H. Keulegan,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 1, Pg. 1-6

Document Type: Journal Paper


In two independent studies related aspects of resistance of bluff body to periodic motion of surrounding fluid were investigated; in combination, studies provide clear distinction between effects due to velocity and those due to acceleration as well as some insight into their variations during unsteady flow.

Subject Headings: Vortices | Load and resistance factor design | Motion (dynamics) | Flow resistance | Drag (fluid dynamics) | Fluid flow | Fluid velocity | Unsteady flow

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