Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 793–806, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-793-2020

Special issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019

Wind Energ. Sci., 5, 793–806, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-5-793-2020

Research article 23 Jun 2020

Research article | 23 Jun 2020

Two-dimensional numerical simulations of vortex-induced vibrations for a cylinder in conditions representative of wind turbine towers

Axelle Viré et al.

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Data underlying the research of: Two-dimensional numerical simulations of vortex-induced vibrations for a cylinder in conditions representative of wind turbine towers A. Derksen, A. Viré, M. Folkersma and K. Sarwar https://doi.org/10.4121/uuid:33f213fe-df8e-4b71-bec5-feada4e12a6d

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Vortex-induced vibrations are structural vibrations that can occur due to the shedding of flow vortices when a fluid flow passes around a structure. Here, conditions specific to wind turbine towers are investigated numerically. The work highlights a complex interplay between structural and fluid dynamics. In particular, certain conditions lead to a continuous alternation between self-exciting and self-limiting vortex-induced vibrations, linked to a change in the sign of the aerodynamic damping.