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Quasi-Three-Dimensional Analysis of Cavitation in an Inducer

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Hironori Horiguchi

Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-8531, Japane-mail: horiguti@me.es.osaka-u.ac.jp

Souhei Arai

Business Logistics Division, Mazda Motor Corporation, Hiroshima, 730-8670, Japane-mail: arai.so@mazda.co.jp

Junichiro Fukutomi, Yoshiyuki Nakase

Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, 770-8506, Japan

Yoshinobu Tsujimoto

Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-8531, Japane-mail: tujimoto@me.es.osaka-u.ac.jp

J. Fluids Eng 126(5), 709-715 (Dec 07, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1789526 History: Received March 19, 2003; Revised March 31, 2004; Online December 07, 2004
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Figures

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Cavity shapes. ϕ=0.213
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Steady cavity length. ϕ=0.213
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Steady cavity length in experiment 12
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Steady cavity length obtained by the 2D analysis, ϕ=0.213
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Meridian streamline. σ=0.150, ϕ=0.213
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Meridional velocity at z/DT=−0.0625, σ=0.150, ϕ=0.213
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Steady cavity length by the quasi-3D analysis assuming constant meridional velocity, compared with the 2D analysis. ϕ=0.213

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