Experimental database of the flow past a wall-mounted square cylinder

Date 2019-01
Temporal extent 2018-02 -2018-07
Author(s) Ikhennicheu MariaORCID1, Germain GregoryORCID1, Gaurier BenoitORCID1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Ifremer, Marine Structures Laboratory, Boulogne-sur-mer, France
DOI 10.17882/59027
Publisher SEANOE

In high flow velocity areas like those suitable for tidal applications, turbulence intensity is high and flow variations may have a major impact on tidal turbines behaviour. Large boils that can be observed at the sea surface are emitted from the sea floor and may interact with the tidal turbine. These boils have then to be characterized. The Reynolds number,  based on the rugosity height and mean flow velocity, is rather high in this context: Re = 2.5 × 107 . For that purpose, experiments are carried out in a flume tank with Re as high as achievable in Froude similitude (in the tank: Re = 2.5 × 105 and Fr = 0.23) in order to study coherent flow structures emitted behind seabed obstacles. The obstacle is here a canonical square wall-mounted cylinder chosen to be representative of specific in-situ bathymetric variations. Using PIV and LDV measurements, the flow past the cylinder is investigated. The database created is presented in this report.

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Ikhennicheu Maria, Germain Gregory, Gaurier Benoit (2019). Experimental database of the flow past a wall-mounted square cylinder. SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/59027

In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :

Ikhennicheu Maria, Germain Gregory, Druault Philippe, Gaurier Benoit (2019). Experimental study of coherent flow structures past a wall-mounted square cylinder. Ocean Engineering, 182, 137-146. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.04.043 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00494/60527/