Journal of Hydrodynamics

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 365–369 | Cite as

Study on cavitation flows of underwater vehicle

  • Cheng Ma
  • Di Jia
  • Zheng-fang Qian
  • Ding-hua Feng
Session A6


In this paper, numerical simulation was utilized to deal with the cavity generated at the tip and surface of vehicle. As for the water flow field of cavitation, the two-dimension axial symmetric Hess-Smith method, which was based on the potential theory and panel technique, was employed to deal with the problem. And surface pressure coefficient and drag character of cavity at axial symmetric body were analyzed. The tip drag of cavitators with different dimensions were also computed and discussed.

Key words

underwater vehicle cavitation water flow field drag coefficient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng Ma
    • 1
    • 2
  • Di Jia
    • 2
  • Zheng-fang Qian
    • 2
  • Ding-hua Feng
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean EngineeringHarbin University of EngineeringHarbinChina
  2. 2.Naval Academy of ArmamentInstitute of Naval VesselsBeijingChina
  3. 3.College of Aerospace and Material EngineeringNational Univ. of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina

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