Accession Number:

ADA159297

Title:

Cavitation Inception.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 74-30 Sep 84,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The prediction of cavitation inception in the laboratory is an important aspect of design development and operation of fluid dynamic devices for naval hydrodynamic applications. This report briefly summarizes ten years of laboratory research on cavitation inception in flows past smooth bodies and flows with separation. The instrumentation that has been developed to study these flows is described briefly together with means of counting the concentration of the cavitation nuclei known to be important for inception to occur.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE