Accession Number : AD0694037

Title :   WALL EFFECTS IN CAVITY FLOWS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Wu,T. Yao-Tsu ; Whitney,Arthur K. ; Lin,J. D.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The wall effects in cavity flows past an arbitrary two-dimensional body is investigated for both pure-drag and lifting cases based on an inviscid nonlinear flow theory. The over-all features of various theoretical flow models for inviscid cavity flows under the wall effects are discussed from the general momentum consideration in comparison with typical viscous, incompressible wake flows in a channel. In the case of pure drag cavity flows, three theoretical models in common use, namely, the open-wake, Riabouchinsky and re-entrant jet models, are applied to evaluate the solution. Methods of numerical computation are discussed for bodies of arbitrary shape, and are carried out in detail for wedges of all angles. The final numerical results are compared between the different flow models, and the differences pointed out. Further analysis of the results has led to development of several useful formulas for correcting the wall effect. In the lifting flow case, the wall effect on the pressure and hydrodynamic forces acting on arbitrary body is formulated for the choked cavity flow in a closed water tunnel of arbitrary shape and computed for the flat plate with a finite cavity in a straight tunnel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CAVITATION, *BOUNDARY LAYER), TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW, DRAG, LIFT, HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, WEDGES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE