OpenFOAM investigations of cavitation in a flushed water-jet inlet
Paper in proceeding, 2015

The cavitation on the lip of a flushed water-jet inlet has been simulated with a transient RANS model and the results has been validated against experiments. The k-ω SST turbulence model has been adopted together with the cavitation correction proposed by Reboud. The defined setup shows promising results and the vortex shedding has been qualitatively predicted. Moreover, the importance of the sufficient spatial resolution to capture the cavity closure and its extension has been studied and proved to be crucial.

Turbulence models

Transient rans


Spatial resolution



Water jets

SST turbulence models


A. Gattoronchieri

Termomeccanica Pompe

Rickard Bensow

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Technology

Journal of Physics: Conference Series

17426588 (ISSN) 17426596 (eISSN)

Vol. 656 1 012059

9th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2015
Lausanne, Switzerland,

Subject Categories

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics



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