Effect of Turbulence Closure on the Simulation of the Cavitating Flow on the Delft Twist11 Foil
Other conference contribution, 2013

In this paper, we continue to test and evaluate different approaches of turbulence closures for the simulation of unsteady sheet cavitation. At the workshop on cavitating flows in connection with the 2nd International Symposium on Marine Propulsion, Bensow (2011) showed results for RANS, DES, and implicit LES, and some peculiarities regarding the behavior of the RANS and DES models were detected, especially in combination with the ad hoc correction by Reboud (3rd International Symposium on Cavitation, 1998) which is frequently used in connection with RANS modeling of cavitating flows. Following up on this, testing of another set of turbulence closures is in progress, as the Spalart-Almaras RANS model used for the RANS simulation in (Bensow, 2011) has also in other papers, e.g. Eskilsson and Bensow (2012), not giving as good results as has been published using other models. Here we present intermediate results using the k-Omega SST RANS model with and without Reboud correction.

turbulence closure


unsteady flow


Abolfazl Asnaghi

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology

Andreas Feymark

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology

Rickard Bensow

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology

Numerical Towing Tank Symposium

Vol. 2013

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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

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