A compressible homogeneous flow model is applied for the solution of two-phase flow around marine propellers. A novel method to solve phase volume fractions is proposed. The numerical method is applied for a model-size marine propeller in cavitating conditions, and the computed results are validated against experimental data in terms of global performance characteristics, local flow phenomena and cavitation prediction.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 9th National Conference on Computational Mechanics, MekIT’17|
|Place of Publication||Barcelona|
|Publisher||International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering CIMNE|
|Publication status||Published - May 2017|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||9th National Conference on Computational Mechanics, MekIT’17 - Trondheim, Norway|
Duration: 11 May 2017 → 12 May 2017
|Conference||9th National Conference on Computational Mechanics, MekIT’17|
|Period||11/05/17 → 12/05/17|
Viitanen, V., & Siikonen, T. (2017). Numerical simulation of cavitating marine propeller flows. In Proceedings of the 9th National Conference on Computational Mechanics, MekIT’17 (pp. 385-409). International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering CIMNE.