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The Near Wake Characteristics of Cavitating Bluff Sources

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A. S. Ramamurthy, R. Balachandar

Faculty of Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, H3G 1M8

J. Fluids Eng 112(4), 492-495 (Dec 01, 1990) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2909433 History: Received April 20, 1989; Online May 23, 2008

Abstract

The influence of cavitation on vortex shedding behind constrained sharp-edged bluff prisms is studied experimentally. At a given blockage, the length of the vortex formation region is found to increase as the cavitation number of the flow is reduced. The vortex appears to be stabilized from breaking up in the partially cavitating regime of flow. Test results indicate that the separation velocity is the proper velocity scale to reduce or eliminate blockage effects.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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