Investigation of Transient Vaporous Cavitation: ...


The current paper aims at the experimental and numerical analysis of the cavitating pipe flow during the occurrence of hydraulic transients in a quasi-horizontal straight copper pipe rig. Transient events were simulated by the quasi-instantaneous closure of a pneumatically actuated ball valve located at the downstream end of the pipe. A hydraulic transient model has been developed for describing cavitating pipe flow by means of two approaches – the discrete vapour cavity model (DVCM) and the discrete gas cavity model (DGCM). Firstly, the model has been calibrated by using transient data without cavitation. Numerical results have been compared with collected data and a good agreement has been observed as long as the unsteady friction losses are considered. Secondly, DVCM and DGCM have been used to describe cavitating flows. Results of both models have been compared, and the DGCM model has shown to better describe transient events with cavitation.

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Last updated June 16, 2016
Created June 16, 2016
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created over 4 years ago
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tags Cavitating flow,Fluid transients,Pipe-rig,Experimental data,Column separation.,Cavitating flow,Fluid transients,Pipe-rig,Experimental data,Column separation
topic Water supply and distribution
type Conference Paper
year 2,015