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The effects of rotation and free surface proximity on flow-induced vibration of a sphere

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posted on 02.11.2018, 03:05 authored by ANCHAL SAREEN
The flow of fluids past structures ranging from clarinet reeds to bridges can cause resonant interactions that in extreme cases can lead to destructive vibrations. The Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse in the 1940s is a classic example of the catastrophic destruction caused by flow-induced vibration. This thesis aims to understand the underlying principles of such vibrations for a basic three-dimensional body and provides effective methods to control them.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Mark Christopher Thompson

Additional supervisor 1

Kerry Hourigan

Additional supervisor 2

John Sheriden

Additional supervisor 3

Jisheng Zhao

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering