A unified homogenous multiphase CFD model for cavitation

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The present paper aims to close the gap on the understanding of cavitation model performance with respect to their inherent empirical constants. We first unify several cavitation models, providing a consistent framework for model comparison. Analytical methods are developed to directly compare cavitation models to the Rayleigh Plesset equation. The process is used to (1) develop a method to compare and equivocate models analytically, (2) develop a method to directly assess changes in the cavitation model with respect to bubble dynamics, and (3) provide insight into model improvement. The results identify general physical modeling issues and show that, if the empirical constants are correctly adjusted, the cavitation models yield similar results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSymposia
Subtitle of host publicationFluid Measurement and Instrumentation; Fluid Dynamics of Wind Energy; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion; Energy and Process Engineering; Microfluidics and Nanofluidics; Development and Applications in Computational Fluid Dynamics; DNS/LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858059
StatePublished - 2017
EventASME 2017 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2017 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2017Aug 3 2017

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FEDSM
ISSN (Print)0888-8116


OtherASME 2017 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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