Journal of Fluid Mechanics

The effect of confining walls on the stability of the steady wake behind a circular cylinder

F. H.  Shair* a1p1, A. S.  Grove a1p2, E. E.  Petersen  and A.  Acrivos a1p3
a1 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

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The results of an experimental investigation are presented to show that the stability of the steady laminar wake behind a circular cylinder is strongly influenced by the proximity of the walls of the confining experimental equipment.

(Published Online March 28 2006)
(Received October 12 1962)
(Revised May 21 1963)

p1 Present address: General Electric Company, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
p2 Present address: Fairchild Semiconductor, Palo Alto, California.
p3 Present address: Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California.