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Deqian Zheng This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1,2, Ming Gu1 , Aishe Zhang3 , Yanjie Xie2 , Beibei Huang2 and Haochen Hu2

1State Key Laboratory for Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, P.R. China
2School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450001, P.R. China
3School of Civil Engineering, Shandong Jianzhu University, Ji’nan 250101, P.R. China


Received: October 28, 2016
Accepted: February 15, 2017
Publication Date: September 1, 2017

Download Citation: || 10.6180/jase.2017.20.3.06  


Wind-induced transverse vibration of a two-dimensional square cylinder was numerically simulated, based on commercial code Fluent. The Reynolds number, defined by inflow velocity and the depth of the cylinder, was set to be 22000. The fluid-structure coupled system was solved by employing partitioned coupling scheme. The fluid field was simulated using SST k- turbulence model, and the structural motion was calculated by Newmark method. The solution procedure was programmed by user define function (UDF). Flow around the cylinder at stationary state was firstly simulated to obtain initial flow field condition for the coupled system. Wind-induced transverse vibration of the cylinder was then simulated at different reduced wind velocities. Wind-induced galloping, the beat-phenomena and vortex-excited resonance of the cylinder in the transverse direction, were all captured, with the increase of the reduced wind velocities. The simulated data were also compared with those of previous studies. The comparison results showed that the present method is applicable in solving wind-induced vibration problems. Finally, parametric analysis of Scruton number’s effect on the across-wind vibrations of the cylinder was investigated. The results indicated that wind-induced vibration of the cylinder was remarkably affected by the Scruton number. The transverse vibrations were obviously divided into galloping and vortex-induced vibration at large Scruton number, while the switch between the two vibration types was not so remarkable when the Scruton number was low.

Keywords: Numerical Simulation, Aeroelasticity, Square Cylinder, Partitioned Coupling Scheme, Wind-induced Vibration


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