Numerical Solution of the Problem of Vortex Street Development
Abstract
A method is described for the solution of timedependent problems concerning the flow of viscous incompressible fluids in several space dimensions. The method is numerical, using a highspeed computer for the solution of a finitedifference approximation to the partial differential equations of motion. The application described here is to a study of the development of a vortex street behind a plate which has impulsively accelerated to constant speed in a channel of finite width; the Reynoldsnumber range investigated was 15 ≤ R ≤ 6000. Particular attention was given to those features for which comparison could be made with experiments, namely, critical Reynolds number for vortex shedding, drag coefficient, Strouhal number, vortex configuration, and channelwall effects. The nature of the early stages of flowpattern development was also investigated.
 Publication:

Physics of Fluids
 Pub Date:
 July 1963
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.1706854
 Bibcode:
 1963PhFl....6..975F