Vortex Shedding from Oscillating Cylinder

NCSA visualization worked with Arif Masud and Ramon Calderer from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to visualize vortex shedding created by an oscillating cylinder. Fluid forces cause the spring-attached cylinder to oscillate about its equilibrium position. The scientists were interested in studying the three dimensional nature of the resultant flow.

Research

Arif Masud, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ramon Calderer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Visualization

Mark Van Moer, Blue Waters Visualization

Software

Custom VTK scripts, ParaView

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