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    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      Hello,

      Under what scenarios can I expect the generation of a wake?

      Thank you.

    • prajput
      Ansys Employee

      Hello,

      Firstly, a wake is always observed immediately downstream of an object when the fluid flow is continously being disturbed by its presence. This region is generated by the interaction of the object with the flow, that creates zones of flow separation, recirculation and turbulence. The fluid characteristics in the wake region are distinctly different from its surroundings and this is primarily how one identifies the wake. Under certain specific conditions the wake can present constant patterns such as in the Karman vortex sheet.

      I hope this answers your question. 


    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee
      Thank you very much for this prompt detailed answer!
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