Semiempirical Analysis of Cavitation in the Wake of a Sharp-Edged Disk

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Roger E. A. Arndt

The Netherlands Ship Model Basin, Wageningen, The Netherlands

J. Fluids Eng 98(3), 560-562 (Sep 01, 1976) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3448395 History: Received June 14, 1976; Online October 12, 2010


Previously published inception data for cavitation in the wake of sharp-edged disks are reanalyzed. The boundary layer characteristics at the face of the disk are found to play a major role. Good correlation between theory and experiment is achieved when the boundary layer is laminar.

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