Suppression of vortex shedding around a bluff body by feedback velocity excitation

Shinji Hiejima, Tadashi Watanabe, Takashi Nomura

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A feedback control technique of vortex shedding behind a circular cylinder is investigated through two-dimensional numerical simulations. In order to suppress the vortex shedding, periodic velocity excitation is applied from the cylinder surface to the separated shear flows with a time delay and feedback gain for the fluid velocity behind the cylinder or pressure on the cylinder surface. It is shown that the feedback excitation generated by the velocity feedback method can suppress the vortex shedding considerably with appropriate time delay and feedback gain. However, the control using the pressure feedback method cannot suppress the vortex shedding effectively because of the unsteadiness of the pressure fluctuation on the cylinder surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalTheoretical and Applied Mechanics Japan
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials


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