Real-fluid effects in flow cavitation

  • Vijay H. Arakeri


The possible role of reaj fluid effects in two aspects of flow cavitation namely inception and separation is discussed. This is primarily qualitative in the case of inception whereas some quantitative results are presented in the case of separation. Existing evidence clearly indicates that in particular viscous effects can play a significant role in determining the conditions for cavitation inception and in determining the location of cavitation separation from smooth bodies.


Flow cavitation inception separation real fluid effects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vijay H. Arakeri
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore

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