Journal of Hydrodynamics

, Volume 22, Supplement 1, pp 711–716 | Cite as

Unsteady simulation of cavitating flows in Venturi

  • Eric GoncalvesEmail author
  • Jean Decaix
  • Regiane Fortes Patella
Cavitation and Multi-phase flow


A compressible, multiphase, one-fluid RANS solver was developed to study turbulent cavitating flows. The interaction between turbulence and two-phase structures is complex and not well known. This constitutes a critical point to accurately simulate unsteady behaviours of cavity sheets. In the present study, different turbulence transport-equation models are investigated. Numerical results are given for a Venturi geometry and comparisons are made with experimental data.

Key Words

Cavitation RANS simulations Homogeneous Model Turbulence Model 


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© China Ship Scientific Research Center 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Goncalves
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jean Decaix
    • 1
  • Regiane Fortes Patella
    • 1
  1. 1.LEGIGrenoble-INPGrenobleFrance

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