The turbulent flow characteristics over bed-mounted three different cubical shape bluff bodies are examined experimentally in the water channel facility. The steady and fluctuating flow fields are investigated to analyze the effect of corner radius and shapes of the bluff body on turbulent flow structure, particularly in the wake region. It is found that the sharp corner region significantly impacts the flow separation and alters the characteristics of the shearlayer flow. In particular, the relatively suitable change in geometry resulted in a remarkable variation of the mean flow in the wake is observed. The anisotropic nature of flow is analyzed using the turbulence triangle for the different cubical structures. The variation of the turbulent length scales is presented in the near- and far-wake regions of the submerged obstacles.
|Journal||Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2023|
- bluff bodies
- fluid-structure interaction
- length scales.
- mean velocity
- turbulence triangle