• G. O. Voropaiev Institute of Hydromechanics of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • V. I. Korobov Institute of Hydromechanics of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • N. F. Dimitrieva Institute of Hydromechanics of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Keywords: cavitation, two-phase flows, experiment, numerical simulation


The results of physical and numerical modeling of a ventilated air cavity behind a streamlined body are presented. The results of laboratory experiments to determine the amount of gas flowing from the ventilated cavity are presented. It is formed behind the cavitator depending on a number of geometric and dynamic parameters. Numerical simulation of non-stationary 3D two-phase flow was performed on the basis of open source software OpenFOAM. The influence of gas blowing parameters on the formation of an air cavity, size, shape and stability has been investigated. Good qualitative agreement with experimental data was obtained. It is shown that the thickness of the ventilated cavity is determined by the diameter of the cavitator regardless of the diameter of the blow hole, and the increase in velocity or gas flow rate has a positive effect on the length and stability of the formed cavity.


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