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Homework Help: Flow around a cylinder and vortices

  1. Feb 14, 2013 #1
    Hello everyone, I am quite struggling with a question that I received on a problem sheet. I have looked information regarding to this but I still have a hard time visualizing this and sketching it.

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In the question I am asked to describe using a sketch how flow separation from the cylinder may be simulated by the addition of isolated vortices and explain how vortices can be used to complete the flow. In a separate point it asks again on a sketch to show how the separation points affect the drag component of force.

    2. Relevant equations

    Unfortunately I unsure as how to proceed in this situation.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    My attempt at a solution revolved around using the Method if images but so far I have not been able to reach a solution.

    Any assistance or indication to the relevant literature to this exercise would be much appreciated. I am new to this site and still familiarizing myself with the rules and FAQ, if I have broken any of them I apologize.

    Thank you for your help on this matter.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
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