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Accuracy Assessment of RANS Predictions of Active Flow Control for Hydrofoil Cavitation

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 3200003, Israel
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Processes 2020, 8(6), 677; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8060677
Received: 13 March 2020 / Revised: 4 May 2020 / Accepted: 8 May 2020 / Published: 8 June 2020
In this work, we numerically investigate the cavitating flow on the scaled-down 2D model of guided vanes. Furthermore, the effects of wall injection on both the cavitation and on the hydrodynamic performance of the guided vane are studied. The numerical simulations are performed using OpenFOAM v1906. We used a 2D k- ω SST model for modeling the turbulence in the present set of simulations. We studied the flow for two angles of attack, viz. 3 and 9 . For the 3 angle of attack, the present numerical work is in good agreement with the previous experimental work, but for the larger angle of attack, because of flow separation, the present simulations do not capture the flow correctly. View Full-Text
Keywords: cavitation control; hydrodynamic performance; OpenFOAM cavitation control; hydrodynamic performance; OpenFOAM
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Pant, C.S.; Delorme, Y.; Frankel, S. Accuracy Assessment of RANS Predictions of Active Flow Control for Hydrofoil Cavitation. Processes 2020, 8, 677.

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