Aspects of flow-induced vibration
Phenomena associated with flow-induced transverse oscillation of an elastically mounted body are considered. The use of a recently introduced parameter that combines the effect of mass and elasticity—effective elasticity—is exploited to demonstrate the predictive value of the new approach and to provide insights into solution branching, the maximum amplitude of vibration, and modeling.
Copyright © 2001 Academic Press. (Received 20 September 2000, and in final form 22 November 2000). Thanks to Ms Lorena Barba for providing the results of her numerical simulations prior to publication and for her assistance in preparing the figures. We have also benefited greatly from interactions with Dr Mohammad Gharib and with Prof. Morteza Gharib. This work has been supported by ONR Grant #N00014-94-1-0793.