Detached-eddy simulations for cavitating flows

Michael P. Kinzel, Jules W. Lindau, Leonard J. Peltier, Robert F. Kunz, Venkateswaran Sankaran

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As cavitating flows can exhibit many unsteady length scales, the modeling of the smaller-scale features requires special attention to the turbulence modeling approach. As for many engineering applications, cavitation is associated with high Reynolds number flows, where traditional methods that reveal such features, such as large eddy simulation, are impractical due to significant increases in the computational requirements. As discussed in this paper, a more recent approach, referred to as detached-eddy simulation, enables a more efficient strategy to simulate the finer-scale dynamics with a minimal increase in the computational requirements. The implementation of such an approach is discussed, and solutions from the method display the added ability to capture a much broader spectrum of the turbulent scales, cavity dynamics, and better predict a range of cavitating flows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 18th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2007
Event18th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 18th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference


Other18th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Automotive Engineering


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