CAVITATION RESEARCH AT THE GARFIELD THOMAS WATER TUNNEL
Current research at the Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel of the Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University is in the areas of hub vortex cavitation, the effects of polymer additives, roughness effects and thermodynamic effects. Primary emphasis in this paper will be on the first two areas for the flow regime of limited cavitation. The effects of Reynolds number and vortex breakdown on hub vortex cavitation are presented. Experimental results for the effects of polymer additives on shear flow and on flows about axisymmetric bodies are discussed. A brief description of research on roughness and thermodynamic effects completes the paper. (Author)
- Presented at the Cavitation Conference, 5-7 Sept 74, Edinburgh (Scotland).
Pennsylvania State University, University ParkApplied Research Laboratory
University Park, PA United States 16802
- Holl, J W
- Arndt, REA
- Billet, M L
- BAKER, C B
- Publication Date: 1974-3-21
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Additives; Bodies of revolution; Cavitation (Mechanics); Cavitation erosion; Polymers; Propellers; Roughness
- Old TRIS Terms: Polymer additives
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00142806
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: TM-74-62 Tech Memo.
- Contract Numbers: N00017-73-C-1418
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM