This paper examines the results of laboratory experiments to investigate the effect of interference of two tandem cylinders covered by triple helical rods with gap to the induced drag force. Two identical rigid models are horizontally positioned with roll support on both ends of each cylinder. Uniform air flow in subcritical regime that correspond to Reynolds number (Re) of 1.6 × 104 ∼ 6.5 × 104 perpendicularly flowed to the models in the wind tunnel with three variations of the distance between the cylinders which are 1.75D, 3D and 5D. At Re = 4.2 × 104 the results show that the maximum shielding effects occur in the rear cylinder at the distance of 1.75D so the drag coefficient (CD) is reduced to 93.6% compared to single cylinder case. This shielding effect will weaken with increasing the distance between the cylinder. In contrast, the fluid flow interference effect on the front cylinder increases due to increasing of spacing between the two cylinders and still occurred at that spacing of 5D until CD reduction reached 10% of the single cylinder case.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012025
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2018
Event4th International Seminar on Ocean and Coastal Engineering, Environmental and Natural Disaster Management, ISOCEEN 2016 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 13 Dec 201613 Dec 2016


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