Vortex generator's effect on trailing edge vortex shedding and fluid structure interaction
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Original versionJournal of Physics: Conference Series. 2020, 1608 10.1088/1742-6596/1608/1/012002
An initial study of the effects vortex generators (VGs) have on the mitigation of vortex-induced vibrations (VIVs) of hydrofoils have been performed at the Waterpower laboratory of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The VGs are placed close to the trailing edge of a blunt hydrofoil. Reasonable design parameters of the VGs were found from the literature with regard to which would induce the strongest vortices with the lowest drag. Vibration frequencies of the hydrofoil were measured using flush mounted strain gauges located close to the trailing edge. This paper presents the design of the VGs and some initial results of the experiments performed with these devices. The preliminary results indicate a possible mitigation of VIVs. This could be because of the interference between the primary vortices generated by the hydrofoil and the longitudinal vortices generated by the VGs, but further work is necessary to make a conclusion.