PROPELLER CAVITATION IN SOLUTIONS OF POLYETHYLENE OXIDE

The inception and formation rates of bubble cavitation on a 14.8-cm diameter, two-bladed propeller were measured in homogeneous aqueous solution of polyethylene oxide. If the results can be extended to full size propellers, ships can increase their propeller rotation rate while producing the same amount of cavitation noise. Measurements of the radiated noise spectra of bubble collapses showed how the higher frequency components are somewhat attenuated in polyethylene-oxide solutions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • White, R J
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

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  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1972 12:00AM