Improvement of advanced technologies in the field of high-velocity hydrodynamics is strategically significant in terms of national security and stable and long-term growth of the economy due to regional development in Siberia and the Arctic, as well as support of Russia’s scientific and technological authority in the global arena. The practice of creating and operating large gravitational hydrodynamic tunnels with small Euler numbers is generalized to study cavitation processes under natural conditions and the motion of bodies in fluids at high velocities. Some results of model and field studies conducted in laboratories of the dam of the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric plant are described. The authors suggest directions for follow-up studies and justify the need to set up a high-velocity hydrodynamics research center part of the High-Pressure Hydraulic Laboratory at the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric plant, which is a completely unique facility.
- experimental base
- high-velocity hydrodynamics
- hydro- and thermodynamic simulation
- polyphase flows