Aleksyuk A.I. Influence of vortex street structure on the efficiency of energy separation // International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. — 2019. — Vol. 135. — P. 284–293.

Regions with reduced and increased values of total enthalpy are observed in a time-averaged flow behind a bluff body. This energy redistribution takes place both in the vortex formation region and in the developed vortex wake. The present paper focuses on studying the effect of the structure of a vortex street on the intensity of energy redistribution. Two approaches are used. The first one is direct numerical simulation of the flow behind a transversely oscillating cylinder, which is known for a variety of vortex patterns in the wake. The simulations are based on a finite element solution of the Navier-Stokes equations for a compressible perfect viscous gas. The second approach is based on simplified point vortex models for infinite periodic vortex streets, which contain a finite number of vortex chains in equilibrium. It turns out that these simple models make it possible to obtain satisfactory qualitative results, particularly if a more precise approximation of velocity fields in the vortex cores (Rankine vortices) is implemented. It is shown that the effect of energy redistribution significantly depends on the vortex structure, namely the mutual arrangement of the vortices and their intensities. The estimates of the energy separation efficiency in the time-averaged flow are obtained for the general case of an arbitrary number of chains. A more detailed analysis is performed for vortex streets with 2, 3, and 4 vortex chains.   

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