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On the motion of a falling circular cylinder in flows after water entry
Author(s): Xujian Lyu; Zhaoyu Wei; Hui Tang; T. H. New; Hua Li
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports an experimental investigation on the motion of a circular cylinder after it horizontally enters into a water flow with a certain slamming speed. A smart cylinder-releasing mechanism is designed to enable repeatable release of the cylinder. A high-speed camera is used to record the cylinder’s motion. The effects of three factors are investigated, including the cylinder-to-water density ratio, water speed and slamming speed of the cylinder. Data for several cases with either a solid cylinder or a hollow cylinder are obtained and compared. Variations of both horizontal and vertical displacements against these factors are presented and analyzed. It is found that the trajectories of the hollow cylinder collapse at the initial stage of submerging in water when the velocity ratios are the same.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9302, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014, 930233 (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2081157
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Xujian Lyu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Zhaoyu Wei, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Hui Tang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong, China)
T. H. New, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Hua Li, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9302:
International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014
Chenggen Quan; Kemao Qian; Anand Asundi; Fook Siong Chau, Editor(s)

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