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Re-Entrant Jet Modelling for Partially Cavitating Two-Dimensional Hydrofoils

Krishnaswamy, P. and Andersen, P. and Kinnas, S.A. (2001) Re-Entrant Jet Modelling for Partially Cavitating Two-Dimensional Hydrofoils. In: CAV 2001: Fourth International Symposium on Cavitation, June 20-23, 2001, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA USA. (Unpublished)

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The computational analysis of partial sheet hydrofoil cavitation in two dimensions is performed. Particular attention is given to the method of simulating the flow at the end of the cavity. A fixed-length partially cavitating panel method is used to predict the height of the re-entrant jet, using the values of the cavitation number and the drag coefficient. The jet surface is subsequently constructed and included in an updated cavity shape. A source singularity is introduced in the fluid domain to account for the mass flux through the part of the domain boundary represented by the re-entrant jet surface. Further iterations are performed for fixed cavitation number on the cavity with a re-entrant jet cavity termination model. This model is seen to produce good results and displays quick convergence. A validation is accomplished by conducting a parametric analysis of the model and comparing the present calculations with other numerical schemes. The flow around the partially cavitating hydrofoil with a re-entrant jet has also been treated with a viscous/inviscid interactive method with favourable results.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subject Keywords:re-entrant jet, cavitating hydrofoils, modelling
Record Number:CAV2001:sessionB1.005
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Deposited On:30 Apr 2001
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