Journal of Wind Engineering
Online ISSN : 1349-340X
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ISSN-L : 1349-340X
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  • B. SHIN, Hiroki ARATAKE, Masamune KONDO, Shigehira OZONO
    Type: Technical paper
    2019 Volume 44 Issue 1 Pages 1-10
    Published: January 31, 2019
    Released: December 13, 2019
    The flow behind two flat plates in a parallel arrangement was experimentally investigated by varying the gap ratio (G/D) of the gap spacing (G) between the plates to the plate width (D). The flow patterns around the plates were observed using the hydrogen bubble flow visualization. Velocity components were acquired by employing hot-wire anemometers in the wind tunnel. From the investigation, it has been found that, at gap ratios of 0.1 ≤ G/D < 1.6, the gap flow was biased either upward or downward in a stable way. At 1.6 ≤ G/D < 2.0, the switching of the biased gap flow was observed due to the vortex interaction behind the plates, while at G/D ≥ 2.0, the gap flow was no longer biased. At gap ratios less than 2.0, two Strouhal numbers indicating the bi-stable state exist, and the vortex shedding frequency from the plate on the biased side decreases with the gap ratio.
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