On the Spacing of Karman Vortices

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D. W. Sallet

The University of Maryland, College Park, Md.; The U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Silver Spring, Md.

J. Appl. Mech 36(2), 370-372 (Jun 01, 1969) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3564657 History: Received July 07, 1967; Revised August 14, 1968; Online September 14, 2011


Equations for the absolute dimensions of the Karman vortex street are developed in terms of the coefficient of drag and the Strouhal number of the vortex shedding bluff body. The body is assumed to be of large slenderness ratio and of uniform cross section. The predicted vortex spacings are compared with the experimental results of other investigators for circular cylinders, flat plates, and a wedge.

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