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An Implicit Finite Element Cavitation Algorithm

Fanghui Shi, Rohit Paranjpe1

Methods Development, Synthesis and Analysis Department, General Motors Powertrain, 30003 Van Dyke Ave, Warren, MI 48090

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2002, 3(4), 507-516.


This paper describes an implicit finite element cavitation algorithm. The cavitation problem is formulated using the complementarity form. By using the complementarity formulation, the fluid pressure in the non-cavitation region and the density of the air/fluid mixture in the cavitation region are solved simultaneously. The stream-wise biasing approach is used to produce oscillation-free solution at the fluid film reformation boundary. Implicit scheme is implemented to yield stability for time marching. The algorithm is compared with the established finite volume methods, and the robustness and the correctness of the algorithm is verified.

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Shi, F., Paranjpe, R. (2002). An Implicit Finite Element Cavitation Algorithm. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 3(4), 507–516.

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