Impact of Leading Edge Roughness in Cavitation Simulations around a Twisted Foil
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

The simulation of fully turbulent, three-dimensional, cavitating flow over Delft twisted foil is conducted by an implicit large eddy simulation (LES) approach in both smooth and tripped conditions, the latter by including leading-edge roughness. The analysis investigates the importance of representing the roughness elements on the flow structures in the cavitation prediction. The results include detailed comparisons of cavitation pattern, vorticity distribution, and force predictions with the experimental measurements. It is noted that the presence of roughness generates very small cavitating vortical structures which interact with the main sheet cavity developing over the foil to later form a cloud cavity. Very similar to the experimental observation, these interactions create a streaky sheet cavity interface which cannot be captured in the smooth condition, influencing both the richness of structures in the detached cloudy cavitation as well as the extent and transport of vapour. It is further found to have a direct impact on the pressure distribution, especially in the mid-chord region where the shed cloud cavity collapses.

LES

roughness

simulations

twisted foil

cavitation

Författare

Abolfazl Asnaghi

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Marin teknik

Rickard Bensow

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Marin teknik

Fluids

23115521 (eISSN)

Vol. 5 4 243- 5040243

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Transport

Energi

Infrastruktur

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

Ämneskategorier

Strömningsmekanik och akustik

DOI

10.3390/fluids5040243

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2021-01-08