Experimental study of unsteady cavitating flow around flat plate hydrofoil with/without tip clearance

Satoshi Watanabe, Takanari Suefuji, Atsumu Ikeda, Akinori Furukawa, Kazufumi Nishii

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Abstract

Unsteady cavitating flow around a flat plate hydrofoil was studied in order to investigate the effect of tip leakage vortex cavitation on the unsteady character of the cavitating flow. A two-dimensional flat plate hydrofoil having rounded leading and trailing edges with/without a tip clearance was tested for several angles of attack. The cavitating flow was filmed from the top and the side simultaneously using two high speed video cameras, and the unsteady static pressures just upstream and downstream of the hydrofoil were also simultaneously measured with the high speed video camera recording. It was found that, with the tip clearance, the partial cavity at the same cavitation number became more or less shorter and thinner than that without the tip clearance. Even under the existence of the tip leakage vortex cavity, the Strouhal number rule of the unsteady cavitating flow based on the attached cavity length still stood in our experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009
Pages387-391
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM2009 - Vail, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2009Aug 6 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009
Volume2

Other

Other2009 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM2009
CountryUnited States
CityVail, CO
Period8/2/098/6/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Watanabe, S., Suefuji, T., Ikeda, A., Furukawa, A., & Nishii, K. (2009). Experimental study of unsteady cavitating flow around flat plate hydrofoil with/without tip clearance. In Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009 (pp. 387-391). (Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference 2009, FEDSM2009; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2009-78506