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A numerical investigation of the viscous 2-D cavitating flow over a wall - mounted fence


Pearce, BW and Brandner, PA and Binns, JR, A numerical investigation of the viscous 2-D cavitating flow over a wall - mounted fence, Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 5-9 December 2010, Auckland ISBN 978-0-86869-129-9 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Two-dimensional flow over a wall-mounted fence with a finite length cavity detaching from the fence is investigated using computation fluid dynamics. The effect of boundary layer thickness to height ratio on cavity characteristics, general flow topology and upstream wall pressure distribution is investigated. The viscous analysis was undertaken at a Reynolds number, based on fence height, of 800,00 using a commercial RANS code with the standard k-ε turbulence model. Results are compared with an inviscid potential flow model to assess the effect of viscosity. A non-linear boundary element method was used to solve the wetted surface/cavity inviscid potential flow problem.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Pearce, BW (Dr Bryce Pearce)
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
UTAS Author:Binns, JR (Professor Jonathan Binns)
ID Code:67321
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2011-03-02
Last Modified:2015-10-01
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