Current tank tests have been performed on two equal-diameter, flexible cylinders in tandem with various end spacings or separation distances. While the cylinders experienced transverse vortex-induced vibration in only the first mode, the test Reynolds numbers were well into the transition range, and the drag crisis was clearly observed on the upstream cylinder. Both acceleration and drag were measured to provide some interesting correlations between vibration, drag, and end spacing for each of the two cylinders.
Riser Interference Tests on Flexible Tubulars at Prototype Reynolds Numbers
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Allen, D. W., Henning, D. L., and Lee, L. (August 22, 2008). "Riser Interference Tests on Flexible Tubulars at Prototype Reynolds Numbers." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. September 2008; 130(3): 031501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2955484
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