Structure of two dimensional vortex behind a highly heated cylinder

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Two dimensional vortex structure behind a highly heated cylinder has been studied experimentally. The air velocity is set as 1.0 m/s. The surface temperature of the heated cylinder is set at up to 600°C. A particle image velocimetry (PIV) is used to measure two dimensional instantaneous and average velocity. At just downstream of the heated cylinder, the vortex is intensified by increasing wall temperature of heated cylinder. The vortex frequency decreases when the wall temperature is increased. This indicates that the local kinematic viscosity plays a key role in the vortex structure. As a result, the vortex frequency of the heated cylinder can be expressed as a function of Strouhal number and Reynolds number, when the local kinematic viscosity is reasonably estimated by taking into account the effect of the wall heating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1825-1831
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number622
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluid dynamics
  • Forced convection
  • Heat transfer
  • Karman vortex
  • Local kinematic viscosity
  • Particle image Velocimetry
  • Strouhal number
  • Vortex
  • Wake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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