Cavitation induction is of high interest for a wide range of applications, from hydraulic machines to bioengineering applications. Numerous experimental and numerical studies have aimed to unveil the dynamics of cavitation to enhance the performance and lower the impact of erosion on machinery but also to employ its mechanics in advanced non invasive medical procedures. The current work provides a comprehensive review of the methodologies that have been developed in the framework of computational fluid dynamics in order to study cavitating flows, highlighting the link of the application with the utilized approach. The methods are presented and assessed according to the class of physical problems addressed, which, in turn, are classified into problems of single-bubble dynamics, bubble cluster dynamics, and cavitating flows at engineering scales.
|Title of host publication||Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fundamentals and Applications|
|Editors||Phoevos Koukouvinis, Manolis Gavaises|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 1 Oct 2021|
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