Cavitation Investigation Database for Model Evaluations and Developments, Part 1

Published: 29 May 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ht69xwvp4z.1
Noritsune Kawaharada, Lennart Thimm, Friedrich Dinkelacker


Cavitation inside fuel injection nozzles affects the atomization process of injected liquids. It is necessary to understand and model the process for realizing an appropriate injection strategy for an efficient combustion. As the nature of the fuel injector, it has contraction, divergent and bending parts from small to large scale. These geometrical characteristics of the nozzle have an effect on the cavitation phenomena even if it is kind of a small manufacturing variation. However, a simultaneous contained database for the transient cavitation structure especially inside the real-scale nozzle and the nozzle geometry has not been established well. Therefore, parametric investigations have been done on our manufactured transparent nozzles. And the results will be shared step by step for the cavitation model evaluations and developments. In this database, the results in below on each nozzle are uploaded. 1. High speed imaging of the transient cavitation structure. 2. Nozzle geometry which modified as close as the measured shape. 3. Samples of mesh files and simulation results (PDF). The purpose of this database is to provide the data to someone who intends to understand and model the cavitation phenomena. This research work is financially supported by German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) within the project DI 591/29-1. First of all, please read "About_this_database.pdf".



Leibniz Universitat Hannover


Fluid Flows Numerical Simulation, Cavitation Modeling