Phase dynamics of effective drag and lift components in vortexinduced vibration at low mass─damping
Abstract
In this work, we investigate the dynamics of vortexinduced vibration of an elastically mounted cylinder with very low values of mass and damping. We use two methods to investigate this canonical problem: first we calculate the instantaneous phase between the cylinder motion and the fluid forcing; second we decompose the total hydrodynamic force into drag and lift components that act along and normal to, respectively, the instantaneous effective angle of attack. We focus on the phase dynamics in the largeamplituderesponse range, consisting of the initial, upper and lower branches of response. The instantaneous phase between the transverse force and displacement shows repeated phase slips separating periods of constant, or continuousdrifting, phase in the second half of the upper branch. The phase between the lift component and displacement shows strong phase locking throughout the largeamplitude range  the average phase varies linearly with the primary frequency  however the modulation of this phase is largest in the second half of the upper branch. These observations suggest that the largeamplituderesponse dynamics is driven by two distinct limit cycles  one that is stable over a very small range of reduced velocity at the beginning of the upper branch, and another that consists of the lower branch. The chaotic oscillation between them  the majority of the upper branch  occurs when neither limit cycle is stable. The transition between the upper and lower branches is marked by intermittent switching with epochs of time where different states exist at a constant reduced velocity. These different states are clearly apparent in the phase between the lift and displacement, illustrating the utility of the force decomposition employed.
 Publication:

Journal of Fluids and Structures
 Pub Date:
 July 2020
 DOI:
 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2020.103028
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1906.07375
 Bibcode:
 2020JFS....96j3028K
 Keywords:

 Physics  Fluid Dynamics
 EPrint:
 36 pages, 21 figures, abridged abstract