Eulerian/Lagrangian Analysis for the Prediction of Cavitation Inception

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Kevin J. Farrell

Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, P.O. Box 30, State College, PA 16804

J. Fluids Eng 125(1), 46-52 (Jan 22, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1522411 History: Received January 22, 2001; Revised June 28, 2002; Online January 22, 2003
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Computed isobars for the Schiebe headform in the 30.48-cm diameter test section
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Visual inception data from Meyer 37; ○ , unseeded runs; •, ▴: seeded runs; ▴, conditions simulated in Figs. 5 and 6
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Measured nuclei spectra for 9.1, 12.2, 15.2, and 18.3 m/s from Meyer 37
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Schiebe headform in the ARL Penn State 30.48-cm diameter water tunnel with solution domain
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Simulated nuclei trajectories over a 5.08-cm diameter Schiebe body at 9.1 m/s
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Simulated cavitation event rates (nuclei spectra from Fig. 4) versus cavitation index compared to data of Meyer 37; open symbols: simulation results; solid symbols: visual cavitation calls with event rate derived from video analysis
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Simulated cavitation event rates versus cavitation index compared to data and analysis of Liu and Brennen. Hatched area represents analytical event rate with various complications considered individually by Liu and Brennen 13.




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