Cavitation Phenomenon in Face Seals.
Final rept. 1 Oct 78-30 Sep 80,
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
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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
- Fluid Mechanics