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Numerical Simulation of a Supersonic Three-Phase Cavitating Jet Flow Through a Gaseous Medium in Injection Nozzle

[+] Author Affiliations
Randy S. Lagumbay, Oleg V. Vasilyev

University of Colorado at Boulder

Andreas Haselbacher

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jin Wang

Argonne National Laboratory

Paper No. IMECE2005-82948, pp. 351-363; 13 pages
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Energy Conversion and Resources
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4218-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


A new multiphase mathematical model based on a mixture formulation of the laws of conservation for a multiphase flow is used to simulate a supersonic three-phase cavitating jet flow through a gaseous medium. The model does not require an adhoc closure for the variation of mixture density with regards to the attendant pressure and yields a thermodynamically accurate value for the acoustical propagation generated by the process. A source term for cavitation is added into the equations of the mixture formulation and the resultant cavitation is mathematically modeled accordingly. The new numerical formulation has been incorporated into a multi-physics unstructured code “RocfluMP” that solves the modified three-dimensional time-dependent Euler/Navier-Stokes equations for a multiphase framework in integral form. A modified form of the Harten, Lax and van Leer approximate Riemann equations are used to resolve the isolated shock and contact waves. The newly developed multiphase flow equations provide a general framework for analyzing coupled incompressible-compressible multiphase flows that can be applied to a variety of supersonic multiphase jet flow problems such as fuel injection systems and liquid-jet machining. Preliminary results for three-phase cavitating jet flow through a gaseous medium in injection nozzle are presented and discussed.

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