Response of a flexible filament in a flowing soap film subject to a forced vibration

Jia, Laibing and Xiao, Qing and Wu, Haijun and Wu, Yangeng and Yin, Xiezhen (2015) Response of a flexible filament in a flowing soap film subject to a forced vibration. Physics of Fluids, 27 (1). 017101. ISSN 1070-6631

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    Abstract

    The interactions between flexible plates and fluids are important physical phenomena. A flag in wind is one of the most simplified and classical models for studying the problem. In this paper, we investigated the response of a flag in flow with an externally forced vibration by using flexible filaments and soap film. Experiments show that for a filament that is either in oscillation or stationary, the external forced vibration leads to its oscillation. A synchronization phenomenon occurs in the experiments. A small perturbation leads to a large response of flapping amplitude in response. The insight provided here is helpful to the applications in the flow control, energy harvesting, and bionic propulsion areas.

    ORCID iDs

    Jia, Laibing, Xiao, Qing ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8512-5299, Wu, Haijun, Wu, Yangeng and Yin, Xiezhen;