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Simulations Of Turbulent, Cavitating Flows In An Injector Slot/orifice

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MPF010171

Volume

30

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

1,040 kb

Author(s)

C. Xu, G.A. Blaisdell & S.D. Heister

Abstract

Simulations of turbulent, cavitating flows in an injector slot/orifice C. Xu, G.A. Blaisdell & S.D. Heister School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN Abstract A recently developed two-phase homogeneous fluid model employing the k — u turbulence treatment was used to simulate the turbulent cavitating flow in an injector slot/orifice. The homogeneous model treats the two- phase mixture as a single continuum by allowing the pseudo-density to vary between that of gas and liquid extremes. Grid refinement and the effect of inflow turbulence length scale on the flow downstream studies were per- formed. Computational results were obtained for both two-dimensional slots and circular orifices and compare well with experimental measurements of cavitation length and discharge coefficient. The turbulent code was also utilized to analyze the internal turbulent flow field in a nozzle slot for both cavitating conditions and non-cavitating cond

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