Propeller cavitation breakdown analysis

Jules W. Lindau, David A. Boger, Richard B. Medvitz, Robert F. Kunz

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A Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes computational model of homogeneous multiphase flow is presented. Cavitation driven thrust and torque breakdown over a wide range of advance ratios is modeled for an open propeller. Computational results are presented as a form of validation against water tunnel measured thrust and torque breakdown for the propeller. Successful validation of the computational model is achieved. Additional observations are made with regards to cavity size and shape as well as cavitation breakdown behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)995-1002
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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