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Numerical Simulation of Bubble Dynamics in a Vortex Flow Using Navier-Stokes Computations and Moving Chimera Grid Scheme

Hsiao, Chao-Tsung and Chahine, Georges L. (2001) Numerical Simulation of Bubble Dynamics in a Vortex Flow Using Navier-Stokes Computations and Moving Chimera Grid Scheme. In: CAV 2001: Fourth International Symposium on Cavitation, June 20-23, 2001, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA USA. (Unpublished)

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A numerical scheme using Navier-Stokes computations was applied to simulate bubble dynamics in a vortex flow. A moving grid generation scheme and a Chimera grid scheme were integrated with the Navier-Stokes solver to automatically generate the appropriate grids based on the moving bubble surface. A general free surface boundary condition was implemented to describe the bubble surface motion. The numerical scheme was validated by comparing results with those obtained from the Rayleigh-Plesset equation and from the potential flow solver, 3DynaFS, for bubble dynamics in an infinite volume of quiescent water with/without the gravity effect. Important numerical factors that influenced the accuracy of solution are reported. Finally, the computations were conducted for bubbles released within a Rankine vortex. Different bubble behaviors were observed for different cavitation numbers.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information:[Alternate URL:] bubble vortex two-way viscous interaction
Subject Keywords:cavitation, bubble dynamics, RANS, tip vortex, nonspherical
Record Number:CAV2001:sessionA10.001
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Deposited On:02 May 2001
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