In the present work cavitation in liquid hydrogen and nitrogen was investigated by using the open source toolbox OpenFOAM. Simulations were performed by means of a mass transfer model, based on the homogeneous mixture approach in combination with the Volume of Fluid (VOF) method for the reconstruction the liquid-vapor interface. Two additional transport equations were considered, i.e. the liquid volume fraction advection and the temperature equation. The implementation of an extended Schnerr- Sauer model allowed for the introduction of the thermal effects in terms of latent heat release/absorption and convective heat transfer inside the liquid-vapor interface. A set of Antoine-like equations relate the saturation conditions to the local conditions.

Implementation and validation of an extended Schnerr-Sauer cavitation model for non-isothermal flows in OpenFOAM

De Giorgi, Maria Grazia
Investigation
;
Ficarella, Antonio
Methodology
;
Fontanarosa, Donato
Writing – Review & Editing
2017

Abstract

In the present work cavitation in liquid hydrogen and nitrogen was investigated by using the open source toolbox OpenFOAM. Simulations were performed by means of a mass transfer model, based on the homogeneous mixture approach in combination with the Volume of Fluid (VOF) method for the reconstruction the liquid-vapor interface. Two additional transport equations were considered, i.e. the liquid volume fraction advection and the temperature equation. The implementation of an extended Schnerr- Sauer model allowed for the introduction of the thermal effects in terms of latent heat release/absorption and convective heat transfer inside the liquid-vapor interface. A set of Antoine-like equations relate the saturation conditions to the local conditions.
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