In this part, we are going to calculate the critical value of the reduced velocity. At first, we will have a diagram of $log(A)$ as a function of real time, A is the amplitude of the vibration of the cylinder. In our study, the position of the cylinder is dimensionless but the calculate time is real time.

*Figure 3.1 –Different regime of the a signal, example $u^*=4$*

In the linear regime, the predominant term is $\sigma_r$; in the non-linear regime, the predominant term is the $l_r$. In other words, in the following study, in order to calculate the $\sigma_r$ we will analyze the signal in the linear regime; on the contrary, the signal in the non-linear regime is more interesting for us to study the Laudau constant $l_r$.

Once we have the signal data, we should at first identify the linear regime and then draw the diagram of $log(A)$ as a function of the period. We will do the same process to have the function of the fitting line for each case of reduced velocity, especially the slope of these fitting lines, amplification rate in the linear regime $\sigma_r$. In order to have the value of the critical reduced velocity, we should draw the $\sigma_r$ as a function of $u^*$, the intersection between the fitting line and $\sigma_r=0$ indicates the value of the critical reduced velocity $u^*$.

*Figure 3.2 – Critical reduced velocity $u^*$*

With this study, we have obtained $u^*_{critical}=3.55$ when $\sigma_r=0$