Compressible Turbulent Flow Numerical Simulations of Tip Vortex Cavitation

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For an elliptic Arndt’s hydrofoil numerical simulations of vortex cavitation are presented. An equilibrium cavitation model is employed. This single-fluid model assumes local thermodynamic and mechanical equilibrium in the mixture region of the flow, is employed. Furthermore, for characterizing the thermodynamic state of the system, precomputed multiphase thermodynamic tables containing data for the appropriate equations of state for each of the phases are used and a fast, accurate, and efficient look-up approach is employed for interpolating the data. The numerical simulations are carried out using the Unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) equations for compressible flow. The URANS equations of motion are discretized using an finite volume method for unstructured grids. The numerical simulations clearly show the formation of the tip vortex cavitation in the flow about the elliptic hydrofoil.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2015)
Place of PublicationLausanne, Switzerland
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2015
Event9th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2015 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 6 Dec 201510 Dec 2015
Conference number: 9

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
ISSN (Print)1742-6588
ISSN (Electronic)1742-6596


Conference9th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2015
Abbreviated titleCAV


  • METIS-315679
  • IR-99313

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