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A THERMODYNAMIC CAVITATION MODEL APPLICABLE TO HIGH TEMPERATURE FLOW

ABSTRACT
Cavitation is not only related with pressure, but also affected by temperature. Under high temperature, temperature depression of liquids is caused by latent heat of vaporization. The cavitation characteristics under such condition are different from those under room temperature. The paper focuses on thermodynamic cavitation based on the Rayleigh-Plesset equation and modifies the mass transfer equation with fully consideration of the thermodynamic effects and physical properties. To validate the modified model, the external and internal flow fields, such as hydrofoil NACA0015 and nozzle, are calculated, respectively. The hydro-foil NACA0015’s cavitation characteristic is calculated by the modified model at different temperatures. The pressure coefficient is found in accordance with the experimental data. The nozzle cavitation under the thermodynamic condition is calculated and compared with the experiment.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2010-06-30
PAPER REVISED: 2010-07-21
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2010-11-11
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI11S1095L
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2011, VOLUME 15, ISSUE Supplement 1, PAGES [S95 - S101]
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