CFD simulations of oscillating hydrofoils with cavitation

Michael P. Kinzel, Steven M. Willits, Jules W. Lindau, David A. Boger, Robert F. Kunz, Richard B. Medvitz, Ralph W. Noack

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The addition of overset capabilities to the multiphase CFD code, UNCLE-M, allows for a more efficient method to model complex configurations. This technology is displayed by modeling two- and three-dimensional hydrofoils undergoing pitch oscillations for various hydrofoils, cavitation numbers, and pitch frequencies. These simulations include experimentally validated quasi-steady and unsteady cases. None of the cases modeled exhibit dynamic stall at single phase conditions, but at decreased cavitation numbers, the stall angle of attack decreases and dynamic-stall effects due to cavitation are captured and appear to be slightly different from the single-phase case. These solutions are valuable for providing additional insight into the entire flow-field. In general the overset approach appears to function well for such dynamic cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2006
Event44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 9 2006Jan 12 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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