Cavitation inception in a trailing vortex is studied in a high speed water tunnel. Flow visualization in air and water, and Laser Doppler Velocimeter measurements in water complement the cavitation studies. It is shown that the vortex structure is much more complex than is usually assumed. Theory and experiment indicate that very complex viscous effects are dominant in the Reynolds number range that is typical for propeller model tests.

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  • Accession Number: 00658356
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM