A bubble dynamics model coupled with a bubble motion equation were applied to study the real flow effects on the prediction of cavitation inception in the tip vortex flow. A three-dimensional steady-state tip vortex flow obtained from the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations was used as a prescribed flow field through which the bubble was passively convected. A `window of opportunity' through which a candidate bubble must pass in order to be drawn into the tip-vortex core and cavitate was determined for different initial bubble sizes. It was found that bubbles with larger initial size can be entrained into the tip-vortex core from a larger window size and also had a higher cavitation inception number.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM'97. Part 16 (of 24) - Vancouver, Can|
Duration: Jun 22 1997 → Jun 26 1997
|Other||Proceedings of the 1997 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM'97. Part 16 (of 24)|
|Period||6/22/97 → 6/26/97|
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