Cavitation damage is studied for several materials over a range of temperatures in the cavitating liquid from 0 C to 90 deg C. The cavitating liquids used were distilled water, distilled water buffered to pH 8, and a 3 percent solution of NaCl in distilled water. The cavitation damage was produced by continuous oscillation of the test specimens with a magnetostrictive transducer so that long term chemical effects tended to be suppressed. It is found that the maximum in the damage rate occurs at temperatures in the range 40 C to 50 deg C. The decrease in the damage observed at the higher temperatures is to be expected as a consequence of the increase in vapor pressure. The rise in damage at the lower temperatures has a less obvious interpretation and may be due to an increase in chemical activity with temperature.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Plesset, M S
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Accession Number: 00041806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Series D
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM