Multiphase computations for underwater propulsive flows

J. W. Lindau, S. Venkateswaran, R. F. Kunz, C. L. Merkle

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An algorithm for modeling compressible phenomena in multi-phase, reacting flows is developed. Time-marching preconditioned methodology is used as the algorithmic framework because of its inherent capability of handling multiple flow regimes, such as the incompressible bulk liquid flow, low Mach number compressible vapor flow and transonic/supersonic two-phase mixture flow with predominant thermal effects. A preconditioning system is developed based on the one-dimensional inviscid subsystem and shown to yield a well-conditioned eigensystem. Computational results representative of a hypothetical high-speed supercavitating-vehicle propulsion plume are presented to verify the capabilities of the formulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference 2003 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2003Jun 26 2003

Publication series

Name16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference


Other16th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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