One-dimensional numerical simulation of cavitation surge in pumping system considering cavity response delay

S. Watanabe, Y. Tsujimoto

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Abstract

Cavitation instabilities such as rotating cavitation and cavitation surge often occur in high speed turbopumps. In the present study, numerical simulation of cavitation surge, which numerically solves the one-dimensional momentum and continuity equations with modelled dynamic cavitation characteristics, is conducted. The phase lag of cavity response against the inlet pressure and the suction flow rate variations is modeled in the form of the first-order lag system considering that the frequency of cavitation surge is small. Differently from linear stability analysis made in our previous study, the equations are solved in time domain with retaining some of non-linear terms. The method is validated through the comparison with the stability analysis. Then the effect of phase lags in dynamic cavitation characteristics is examined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012053
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume774
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2021
Event30th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems, IAHR 2020 - Lausanne, Virtual, Switzerland
Duration: Mar 21 2021Mar 26 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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