A numerical model for cloud cavitation based on bubble cluster

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Abstract

The cavitation cloud of different internal structures results in different collapse pressures owing to the interaction among bubbles. The internal structure of cloud cavitation is required to accurately predict collapse pressure. A cavitation model was developed through dimensional analysis and direct numerical simulation of collapse of bubble cluster. Bubble number density was included in proposed model to characterize the internal structure of bubble cloud. Implemented on flows over a projectile, the proposed model predicts a higher collapse pressure compared with Singhal model. Results indicate that the collapse pressure of detached cavitation cloud is affected by bubble number density.

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Du, T., Wang, Y., Huang, C., & Liao, L. (2017, July 1). A numerical model for cloud cavitation based on bubble cluster. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters. Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.taml.2017.08.001

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