Accession Number:

ADD019643

Title:

System for Suppressing Cavitation in a Hydraulic Component

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 18 Mar 1998, patented 7 Dec 1999

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A system is provided for suppressing flow-induced cavitation in a fluid flow. At least one acoustic transducer is coupled to the fluid flow in a region that is susceptible to the formation of cavitation bubbles The transducer or transducers applies an acoustic field to the fluid flow in order to raise the cavitation threshold pressure of the fluid flow above the total local pressure including the pressure drop induced by the fluid flow and the pressure due to the acoustic field,

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE