Comparison of the aerodynamics of bridge cables with helical fillets and a pattern-indented surface

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Comparison of the aerodynamics of bridge cables with helical fillets and a pattern-indented surface. / Kleissl, K.; Georgakis, C.T.

In: Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 104-106, 2012, p. 166-175.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Kleissl, K.; Georgakis, C.T. / Comparison of the aerodynamics of bridge cables with helical fillets and a pattern-indented surface.

In: Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 104-106, 2012, p. 166-175.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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title = "Comparison of the aerodynamics of bridge cables with helical fillets and a pattern-indented surface",
keywords = "Bridge cable vibration, Shape modification, Passive aerodynamic control, Pattern-indented surface, Helical fillets, Yawed flow, Axial flow",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",
author = "K. Kleissl and C.T. Georgakis",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1016/j.jweia.2012.02.031",
volume = "104-106",
pages = "166--175",
journal = "Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics",
issn = "0167-6105",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Comparison of the aerodynamics of bridge cables with helical fillets and a pattern-indented surface

A1 - Kleissl,K.

A1 - Georgakis,C.T.

AU - Kleissl,K.

AU - Georgakis,C.T.

PB - Elsevier BV

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - In this paper, the aerodynamics of bridge cables with helical fillets and a pattern-indented surface are examined. To this end, an extensive wind-tunnel test campaign was undertaken to measure the static force coefficients about the critical Reynolds number region, with varying relative cable-wind angles. The tests confirmed that the pattern-indented tubing exhibits the lowest drag coefficient, reaching its supercritical flow state for Reynolds numbers lower than the other cables tested. For this cable, vortex-shedding was found to be present throughout the supercritical range. The asymmetry of the surface pattern introduce a wind-angle of attack dependency that leads to a prediction of Den Hartog galloping instability. For yawed positions, flow transition was found to be independent of the relative cable-wind angle and therefore only governed by the along-wind flow velocity. The helically filleted cable was found to have a much slower flow transition for near normal flow and relatively large lift force components for the yawed positions. Flow visualizations confirmed the existence of specific flow structures which are often associated with the presence of lower drag or large lift forces. The visualization tests confirmed the presence of an axial flow that was greatly hindered by the presence of the helical fillets.

AB - In this paper, the aerodynamics of bridge cables with helical fillets and a pattern-indented surface are examined. To this end, an extensive wind-tunnel test campaign was undertaken to measure the static force coefficients about the critical Reynolds number region, with varying relative cable-wind angles. The tests confirmed that the pattern-indented tubing exhibits the lowest drag coefficient, reaching its supercritical flow state for Reynolds numbers lower than the other cables tested. For this cable, vortex-shedding was found to be present throughout the supercritical range. The asymmetry of the surface pattern introduce a wind-angle of attack dependency that leads to a prediction of Den Hartog galloping instability. For yawed positions, flow transition was found to be independent of the relative cable-wind angle and therefore only governed by the along-wind flow velocity. The helically filleted cable was found to have a much slower flow transition for near normal flow and relatively large lift force components for the yawed positions. Flow visualizations confirmed the existence of specific flow structures which are often associated with the presence of lower drag or large lift forces. The visualization tests confirmed the presence of an axial flow that was greatly hindered by the presence of the helical fillets.

KW - Bridge cable vibration

KW - Shape modification

KW - Passive aerodynamic control

KW - Pattern-indented surface

KW - Helical fillets

KW - Yawed flow

KW - Axial flow

U2 - 10.1016/j.jweia.2012.02.031

DO - 10.1016/j.jweia.2012.02.031

JO - Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics

JF - Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics

SN - 0167-6105

VL - 104-106

SP - 166

EP - 175

ER -