IS01 - Cavitating Flows

B. el Moctar
Cavitation is a physical process composed of vaporization, bubble formation and collapse and plays an important role in many technical applications. In the maritime context, cavitation appears through its erosive effect on hydrofoils due to the collapse of cavitation bubbles near the solid surface. In addition, cavitation negatively affects the propulsion efficiency, noise and vibration. The objective of this session is to present the state of the art in the prediction of cavitating flows and discuss future developments in this context. This includes practical applications, applied and basic research. Experts in the field from industry and academia are invited to present and discuss their results. Among others, the following topics are be addressed: Numerical simulations and mathematical modelling of cavitating flows, validation of numerical methods, cavitation-induced erosion, underwater noise, cavitation-induced vibrations, dynamics of cavitating bubbles, …