Accession Number:

ADA123297

Title:

Cavitation Phenomenon in Face Seals.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 78-30 Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1981-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

An experimental rig consisting of a hydrostatic circular step pad was constructed to simulate the cavitation phenomenon under a water pressure up to 2000 psi comparable to those in the submarine stern-tube seals. Cavitation bubbles were observed for water glycerine, and their mixtures. Several analytical models were studied, and the physical parameters influencing bubble growth and collapse were identified. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE