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A review of experiments on stationary bluff-body wakes

Forouzi, Behzad and He, Shuisheng and Scarano, Fulvio and Gan, Lian and Morton, Chris (2022) 'A review of experiments on stationary bluff-body wakes.', Physics of Fluids, 34 (1). 011301.


Experimental studies dealing with the wake of isolated stationary bluff-bodies are reviewed. After briefly recalling the pioneering works in this domain, the paper focuses on recent research conducted with the latest experimental methods and techniques. The review encompasses a range of topics, including, the effects of bluff-body geometry (non-circular cross sections and nonuniformity in spanwise direction), steady and unsteady (periodic and non-periodic) inflow conditions; surface proximity (rigid wall, confinement and water free surface) and non-Newtonian fluids. Focus is brought to the flow physics of the wakes, including especially the complex threedimensional and oscillatory behaviours induced by the periodic vortex shedding phenomenon. The paper aims to offer a critical and systematic review of new knowledge and findings on the subject area, as well as emerging? and the most frequently adopted experimental techniques. The review also helps identifying knowledge gaps in the literature that need to be addressed in future investigations.

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Publisher statement:© 2022 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Forouzi, Behzad, He, Shuisheng, Scarano, Fulvio, Gan, Lian & Morton, Chris (2022). A review of experiments on stationary bluff-body wakes. Physics of Fluids 34(1): 011301, ​and may be found at
Date accepted:22 December 2021
Date deposited:04 January 2022
Date of first online publication:12 January 2022
Date first made open access:04 January 2022

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