OpenFOAM investigations of cavitation in a flushed water-jet inlet
Journal article, 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.

Cavitation

Transient rans

Turbulence models

Water jets

Spatial resolution

Jets

SST turbulence models

OpenFOAM

Author

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

Subject Categories

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

DOI

10.1088/1742-6596/656/1/012059

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10/8/2017