A preconditioned, homogeneous, multiphase, Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes model with mass transfer is presented. The model is preconditioned in order to obtain good convergence and accuracy regardless of phasic density ratio or flow velocity. Engineering relevant validative unsteady two and three-dimensional results are given. A demonstrative three-dimensional, three-field (liquid, vapor, noncondensable gas) transient is also presented. In modeling axisymmetric cavitators at zero angle-of-attack with 3-D unsteady RANS, significant asymmetric flow features are obtained. In comparison with axisymmetric unsteady RANS, capture of these features leads to improved agreement with experimental data.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes