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A numerical study of steady viscous flow past a circular cylinder

Fornberg, Bengt (1980) A numerical study of steady viscous flow past a circular cylinder. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 98 (4). pp. 819-855. ISSN 0022-1120. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:FORjfm80

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Abstract

Numerical solutions have been obtained for steady viscous flow past a circular cylinder at Reynolds numbers up to 300. A new technique is proposed for the boundary condition at large distances and an iteration scheme has been developed, based on Newton's method, which circumvents the numerical difficulties previously encountered around and beyond a Reynolds number of 100. Some new trends are observed in the solution shortly before a Reynolds number of 300. As vorticity starts to recirculate back from the end of the wake region, this region becomes wider and shorter. Other flow quantities like position of separation point, drag, pressure and vorticity distributions on the body surface appear to be quite unaffected by this reversal of trends.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1980 Cambridge University Press. Reprinted with permission. (Received 13 June 1979) This research was supported by Control Data Corporation and by D.O.E. (Office of Basic Energy Sciences).
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