Accession Number : ADA475087


Title :   A Numerical Study of Cavitation Inception in Complex Flow Fields


Corporate Author : DYNAFLOW INC JESSUP MD


Personal Author(s) : Chahine, Georges L ; Hsiao, Chao-Tsung ; Choi, Jin-Keun


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a475087.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 168


Abstract : Prediction of cavitation inception on Navy propulsors is a very challenging task that has preoccupied propulsor designers for many years. This is in fact true for predictions using scaled experimental tests as well as for predictions based on analytical/numerical modeling. Over the past few years very significant progress has been accomplished by the community in terms of both experimental measurements and numerical techniques development and their application to the problem. Novel sophisticated velocity flow field measurement techniques and their efficient practical application to propulsor studies both at Navy research centers and at other Navy funded laboratories has enabled impressive measurements of the complex flow field in details never observed before. These observations quantified mainly the space variations of the flow field using some time and space averaging. Some effort, but so far less impressive, has also illustrated the time unsteady nature of the challenging phenomena. However, additional efforts are necessary but require tremendous capabilities in data storage and analysis to provide us with time fluctuations of pressures. In parallel impressive progress in computational techniques and in computer power has enabled more and more complex and large simulations. These have included Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulation, Large Eddy Simulations (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) applied to larger and larger problems.


Descriptors :   *FLOW FIELDS , *CAVITATION , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , SIMULATION , MEASUREMENT , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , COMPUTATIONS , PREDICTIONS , COMPUTERS , PRESSURE , EDDY CURRENTS , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES , POWER , NAVAL RESEARCH , DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , NAVY , NUMERICAL ANALYSIS , TEST METHODS , TIME , VARIATIONS , PROPULSION SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE