Accession Number:

AD0608094

Title:

STUDY OF THE SURFACE FILMS OF GAS NUCLEI (AS RELATED TO CAVITATION AND TENSILE STRENGTH IN WATER),

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY N Y

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Report Date:

1964-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The formation of surface films about gas nuclei in water has been investigated. The absence -- or existence -- of surface films determines whether water will or will not acquire tensile strength. Various waters have been measured on this ability to acquire tensile strength. Surface films have been manipulated to make water weak or to produce tensile strength. These effects are of fundamental importance to cavitation, and should help explain the occurrence of tensile strength in water tunnels. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE