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.
Naval Postgraduate School1 University Circle
Monterey, CA United States 93943
- White, R J
- Publication Date: 1971-12
- Pagination: 36 p.
- TRT Terms: Additives; Bubbles; Cavitation (Mechanics); Cavitation erosion; Cavitation noise; Dynamics; Noise; Polymers; Propellers
- Old TRIS Terms: Bubble dynamics; Polymer additives; Radiated noise
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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