THE USE OF STANDARD BODIES TO MEASURE THE CAVITATION STRENGTH OF WATER

Research was conducted to evaluate a technique for measuring the cavitation strength of water. The technique is based on counting cavitation events as a function of cavitation number on a standard body, thereby producing cavitation characteristics curves. It is assumed that water cavitates because of nuclei carried in the water and that the measured characteristics curves must therefore be related to the nuclei which are present. It was hypothesized that the nuclei, whatever their real nature, could be represented by a distribution of equivalent gas bubbles of neutral density. (Modified author abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Saint Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory

    University of Minnesota, Mississippi River at Third Avenue SE
    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55414
  • Authors:
    • Silberman, E
    • Schiebe, F R
    • Mrosla, E
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Pagination: 57 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00052236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #141 Proj Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67A-0113-0032, N00014-67A-0113-0020
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1974 12:00AM