Flow visualisation of a cavitating hydrofoil as part of a preliminary test validation study for a large numerical and physical research project.
ESI Group's VSS is specifically designed for the complex multi-physics design challenges to optimise passenger comfort, construction and weight considerations in aerospace, automobile and mass transit systems.
We have undertaken extensive aero and fluid dynamics simulations on traditional and non-traditional foils. Boundary layer mesh with larger far field elements to simultaneously resolve the required flows and reduce computation times.
We’ve just published over on YouTube, what we think at least, are some cool visualisations of cavitation in the wake behind a sphere. The sphere is a geometrically simple shape yet generates a very complex wake field. Check out the animation below and if you like that there are two more from different angles over at our YouTube play list.
For reference the simulation was run on our in-house HPC with the OpenFOAM CFD package. Visualisation was undertaken on our local render farm with ParaView.