Optical Observation of the Supercavitation Induced by High-Speed Water Entry

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Hong-Hui Shi, Motoyuki Itoh, Takuya Takami

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555 Japan

J. Fluids Eng 122(4), 806-810 (Jul 10, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1310575 History: Received January 28, 2000; Revised July 10, 2000
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(a) Experimental setup for optical observation of high-speed water entry. (b) Photograph of the experimental setup for water entry tests
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Time history of phenomena accompanying water entry. The frames show production of splash, cavity, surface closure, and disappearance of cavity.
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Motion of splash. Upper splash changes upward jets and other splash domes over to cause surface seal of cavity.
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Motion of cavity. Cavity pulled away from the water surface and then the flat cavity top is characteristic of cavity development.



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