Simulation of flows around cylinders by a Lagrangian vortex scheme

P. K. Stansby, A. G. Dixon

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    A method is presented for calculating flows around cylinders of arbitrary shape, which may be in an array. Vorticity is discretised and is moved in a Lagrangian time-stepping procedure by the vortex-in-cell method. The zero-velocity surface condition is maintained at each time step by representing the surface by a vortex sheet through a boundary integral calculation. Vorticity diffusion is simulated through random walks. Results are presented for an isolated circular cylinder in steady and oscillatory incident flows. © 1983.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-178
    Number of pages11
    JournalApplied Ocean Research
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1983


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