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Karen January 8, 2009 15:13

Flow around circular cylinder
Dear all, I have been playing with Fluent a little recently and have been trying to replicate flow around a circular cylinder for Re of 200, 500, 1000. When comparing with experimental data, I notice that the trend in drag coefficient given by the simulation for increasing Re is opposite to that given by the experiment. I have followed fluent's own example for setting up low Re flow around a cylinder. Both pressure and momentum are second order. Pressure velocity coupling is PISO with the skewness-neighbor unchecked (again following Fluent's example). The fluid in question is water. Anyone have any suggestion as to why this may be occuring?

John S. January 9, 2009 13:47

Re: Flow around circular cylinder
Differences could be due to the type of turbulence model you're running as well as grid around the cylinder.

Karen January 9, 2009 14:25

Re: Flow around circular cylinder
At Re < 1000 it was my understanding that a turbulence model was not needed.

Basically, according to literature, for this Re range, CD should be decreasing. With my simulations, CD is increasing (slightly).

rishitosh December 8, 2012 23:35

flow around cylinder

i m also new in dis CFD area...
i m working on flow over two side by side cylinders... @ Re= 100 and 200..
i got good results..

but i want to find out Strouhal number for all cases...

i came to know by finding shedding frequency with help of FFT, using cofficient of lift data, in fluent 13.0 we can calculate Strouhal number...

but i m getting helpess..

how to use FFT to find shedding frequency....????? :mad::confused:

LuckyTran December 11, 2012 13:57


Originally Posted by rishitosh (Post 396465)
how to use FFT to find shedding frequency....????? :mad::confused:

FFT will give you amplitudes of oscillation for corresponding frequencies. You just need to look at the plotted FFT and notice which frequency has the highest amplitude. That amplitude should be the shedding frequency.

wesam December 12, 2012 11:34

inviscid compressible flow over cylinder
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i have a problem with negative Cd.

i want to know where is a mistake.

i am in trouble please i need help

thank you

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