RESEARCH PAPERS: Additional Technical Papers

Some Characteristics of Cavity Flow Past Cylindrical Inducers in a Venturi

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B. C. Syamala Rao

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

D. V. Chandrasekhara

Regional Engineering College, Sprinagar, India

J. Fluids Eng 98(3), 461-466 (Sep 01, 1976) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448368 History: Received August 05, 1975; Online October 12, 2010


The characteristic dimensions of the steady cavity and the shedding frequency of vortices behind six circular cylinders in a two-dimensional venturi have been studied. The normalized length and maximum width of cavity for cavitation sources of different sizes indicated unified trends with a modified cavitation number km . The angles of detachment θ increased with cavitation number k and decreased with increasing Reynolds number R. The Strouhal number Sd reached minimum values for all cavitation sources at small values of k. The possible role of wall effects on the investigations are discussed.

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