Cavitation Induction by Projectile Impacting on a Water Jet
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Following the work of Field et al., who experimentally visualised cavity formation and shock propagation in impacted liquids at high velocities, the present study focuses on the simulation of the high velocity impact of a solid projectile on a water jet. The undeformable solid projectile is modelled through a direct forcing Immersed Boundary Method. The simulation is carried out using an explicit density based compressible solver, developed by Kyriazis et al., which employs a two-phase flow model and includes phase change. This study gives a better insight on the phenomena following the impact of solids on liquids, including shock propagation and vapour formation, and demonstrates the capabilities of the presented Immersed Boundary Method to handle compressible cavitating flows.