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Computational investigation of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D fence


Barbaca, L and Pearce, BW and Brandner, PA, Computational investigation of ventilated cavity flow over a 2-D fence, The Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-646-59695-2 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Ventilated supercavitating flow over a 2-D wall mounted fence is numerically investigated using a viscous approach. Flow was simulated using an implicit unsteady compressible solver with a RANS k-ω SST turbulence model and VOF approach for cavity interface tracking. All simulations were carried out for a fixed fence height based Reynolds number of 50,000. The effect of ventilation rate on the flow characteristics is investigated. The effects of the wall boundary layer were examined by comparing results with inviscid potential flow from a boundary element method. The relationship between ventilation rate and the lift and drag resulting from the respective wall and fence pressure distributions is determined. It was found that, lift increases and drag decreases with increasing ventilation rate thus increasing hydrodynamic efficiency. These numerical results will be compared with future experimental investigations to be performed in a cavitation tunnel

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:ventilated cavity flow, wall mounted fence, CFD, hydrodynamic performance
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:98266
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2015-02-09
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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