The ow around yawed cylinders, or oblique flow, is a common problem in several engineering conditions. An example of offshore application consists on the flow around risers hanged in catenary. A more recent example of application is the ow around the columns of a Tension Leg Platform (TLP). Despite the fact that the ow around a nonyawed cylinder consists on a extensively studied problem within the uid mechanics scope, the number of investigations concerning oblique flow is significantly lower than those related to non-oblique flow. The most employed approach for the study of the obliqueflow is the Independence Principle, which states that the wake characteristics depend onlyon the component of the free-stream that is orthogonal do the cylinder axis. It is wellknown in the literature that the ow developed at the upstream end of the cylinder playsan important role in the wake characteristics. The purpose of the post-doctoral researchis to investigate numerically and experimentally the flow around yawed cylinders withasymmetrical end-conditions. The results will consist on a complementary informationto the experimental ones obtained during the PhD research program developed by thecandidate, as well as a database that supports the design of new types of floating platforms.
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