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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Abstract

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)


Correspondence:
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.


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