Procedure for the break-up of cavitation sheet
Conference contribution, 2011

The actual mass transfer cavitation models are limited by the grid size dependency of the Volume-Of-Fluid method. A new multi-scale approach is developed which can model the presence of bubbles smaller than the grid size. Using this method for simulations of cavitating hydrofoil will lead to a better modelling of the mixture of vapor and liquid in the transition region between the attached cavity and the shedding cloud. The principle of this approach is to complement the VOF method with a two-way coupling Lagrangian particle tracking method. The VOF-LPT coupling model is tested on simplified configurations for the breakup of an attached cavity. The results show that the model successfully displays the formation of small structures and gives a better description of the liquid/gas mixture.

LPT

VOF

OpenFOAM

numerical simulation

multi-scale

cloud cavitation

Author

Aurelia Vallier

Johan Revstedt

Håkan Nilsson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

4-th International Meeting on Cavitation and Dynamic Problems in Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, October, 26-28, 2011, Belgrade, Serbia

77-85

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Energy

Subject Categories

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

ISBN

978-86-7083-740-9

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Created

10/7/2017