Curved slender structures in non-uniform flows

A. R. Galper, T. Miloh

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General expressions are derived for the load distribution acting on an arbitrary curved and twisted rigid or deformable slender cylindrical structure moving in an ambient non-uniform potential flow field. Further simplifications are presented for flexible shapes in the limit of a small cross-section. The general analysis is illustrated for straight, toroidal and helical shapes. These shapes are frequently encountered in nature and are good examples of typical fluid-structure interaction problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-40
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
StatePublished - 25 Apr 1999


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