Hydrodynamic loads on vibrating cantilevers under a free surface in viscous fluids with SPH

Angelantonio Tafuni, Iskender Sahin

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Abstract

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) based simulations are implemented to study finite amplitude vibrations of a submerged cantilever beam in viscous fluids under a free surface. The cross section of a thin beam is modelled as a rectangular 2D oscillating rigid lamina, around which fluid field properties are computed. The study is carried out using non-dimensional frequency, amplitude of oscillations and depth of submergence. The total hydrodynamic force on the vibrating beam is extracted via SPH analysis, together with the contours of fluid field properties. Comparison is made between the results obtained with and without the free surface. We find that the presence of the free surface strongly influences the flow physics around the lamina, giving rise to non-harmonic velocity profiles and non-periodic force responses, coupled with phase lags and non-zero mean force during periodic oscillations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFluids Engineering Systems and Technologies
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791856321
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2013Nov 21 2013

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume7 B

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/15/1311/21/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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