Transitional cavity shedding is known as the stage of attached cavitation with high instability and distinct periodicity. In this study, we experimentally investigated the dynamic characteristics of transitional cavity () shedding on NACA0015 hydrofoil with high-speed video observation and synchronous pressure measurement. In the partial cavity () oscillation, the sheet cavitation grew along the chord with good spanwise uniformity, and the middle-entrant jet played a dominant role in cavity shedding. Meanwhile, in the transitional cavity oscillation, the previous shedding cavity exhibited a prohibitive effect on the growth of sheet cavitation on the hydrofoil, resulting in concave cavity closure line. Moreover, two symmetrical side-entrant jets originated at the near-wall ends and induced the two-stage shedding phenomenon. The aft and fore parts of the sheet cavitation shed separated as different forms and eventually merged into the large-scale cloud cavity.
Dynamic Behaviors of Re-Entrant Jet and Cavity Shedding During Transitional Cavity Oscillation on NACA0015 Hydrofoil
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received February 11, 2018; final manuscript received October 5, 2018; published online December 10, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Satoshi Watanabe.
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Che, B., Cao, L., Chu, N., Likhachev, D., and Wu, D. (December 10, 2018). "Dynamic Behaviors of Re-Entrant Jet and Cavity Shedding During Transitional Cavity Oscillation on NACA0015 Hydrofoil." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. June 2019; 141(6): 061101. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4041716
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