Three-dimensional effects on hydrodynamic forces acting on an oscillating finite-length circular cylinder

Masahiko Nakamura, K. Hoshino, W. Koterayama

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We experimentally investigated the hydrodynamic forces acting on finite-length circular cylinders in an oscillating flow. Forced surging tests were carried out on cylinders whose ratio of length to diameter varied from 1 to 10. The drag coefficients, the added mass coefficients and the lift coefficients obtained were compared with those of a 2-D circular cylinder and a finite-length circular cylinder with end plates. Flow fields around the circular cylinders were also studied using the hydrogen bubble technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1992


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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