Effect of Dissolved Gases on Cavitation in Liquids
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
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When a liquid containing dissolved gas is subjected to the oscillating pressure of an acoustic wave, gas bubbles can form by the process of rectified diffusion. It is shown that the rate of rectified diffusion can be determined even when the diffusivity of the dissolved gas is not known since the diffusion coefficient can be related to the coefficient of viscosity of the liquid. The rate of rectified diffusion of argon in liquid sodium is evaluated in this way.
- Fluid Mechanics