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Nucleation effects on tip-gap cavitation


Russell, PS and Barbaca, L and Venning, JA and Pearce, BW and Brandner, PA, Nucleation effects on tip-gap cavitation, Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC2020), 6-10 December 2020, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781742723419 (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.14264/015283f


Cavitation in tip leakage flows have been investigated in a water tunnel for different concentrations of free-stream cavitation nuclei. High-resolution still photography exhibits similar cavitation topology overall. However, hydro-acoustic measurements reveal stark differences in the desinent extinction of cavitation when different levels of active nuclei are present. Results quantify the anticipated challenges in designing enclosed propulsors and turbo-machinery that operate in flows with varying susceptibility to cavitation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cavitation, multi-phase flows, nuclei, tip-gap flow
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Defence
Objective Group:Defence
Objective Field:Maritime
UTAS Author:Russell, PS (Mr Patrick Russell)
UTAS Author:Barbaca, L (Dr Luka Barbaca)
UTAS Author:Venning, JA (Dr James Venning)
UTAS Author:Pearce, BW (Dr Bryce Pearce)
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
ID Code:145804
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2021-08-06
Last Modified:2022-05-18

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