SCALING LAWS FOR CAVITATION EROSION

Six scaling laws are derived and used to investigate the feasibility of modeling cavitation erosion. The velocity scale and size scale are governed by the six nondimensional ratios, namely, the erosion number, the relative nuclei size, the Weber number, the cavitation number, the cavitation inception number and the degree of cavitation. These scaling laws indicate that it is possible to model erosion in the laboratory and to predict the prototype performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  USA  20810
  • Authors:
    • Thiruvengadam, A
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 233-15 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM