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Experimental Investigation of Ventilated Cavity Flow over a Wall Mounted Fence


Barbaca, L and Pearce, BW and Brandner, PA, Experimental Investigation of Ventilated Cavity Flow over a Wall Mounted Fence, ISROMAC 16 Conference Proceedings, 10, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1-7. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Ventilated cavity flow over a 3-D wall mounted fence is experimentally investigated in a cavitation tunnel. The influence of air ventilation rate, fence height based Froude number and vapour pressure based cavitation number on the resulting cavity and associated drag coefficient is determined. Three different flow regimes are identified throughout the range of cavitation numbers for a constant set of free-stream conditions. The geometry of a fully formed ventilated cavity is described. The re-entrant jet cavity closure is observed as the primary mechanism for entrainment of ventilated air into the flow.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:ventilated cavity, wall mounted fence, cavitation tunnel
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Transport equipment
Objective Field:Nautical equipment
UTAS Author:Barbaca, L (Dr Luka Barbaca)
UTAS Author:Pearce, BW (Dr Bryce Pearce)
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
ID Code:109113
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-05-24
Last Modified:2018-05-23

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