In this work, the interaction between a ventilated supercavity and a jet are examined using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The CFD model is validated using experimental data, and shows to capture the correct trend in the bulk cavity behavior (qualitatively and quantitatively). Using these models, a number of novel insights into the physical characteristics of the interaction are developed. These interactions are described by: (1) the jet gas and ventilation gas poorly mix within the cavity, (2) the jet appears to cause additional gas leakage by transitioning the cavity from a recirculating flow to an axial flow, (3) the jet has the ability to lengthen the cavity, and (4) the jet invokes wake instabilities that drive cavity pulsation. These phenomena are documented and discussed in the following paper.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|State||Published - Dec 3 2015|
|Event||9th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2015 - Lausanne, Switzerland|
Duration: Dec 6 2015 → Dec 10 2015
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)