The purpose of this paper is to present an analysis of the impact of solid particles on the development of cavitation flow conditions around a hydrofoil. Experimental studies were conducted in a cavitation tunnel with different mixtures of particles and water. The effect of the particles on the development of cavitation flows was modeled by using an additional phase particle dispersion model (Euler-Euler). Numerical modeling was performed using the CFD software. The impact on the cavity model with the parametric analysis of the entry conditions of particles in the calculation domain was investigated, with a focus on the solid shear viscosity. Another purpose of this research was to present the possibility of modeling the development of the vapor phase in the commercial CFD software package, while taking into account the impact of particles. This paper presents the results of the experimental measurements and their comparison with numerical simulations.

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