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Cavitation Nuclei Population Dynamics in a Water Tunnel

Liu, Zhenhuan and Sato, Kotaro and Brennen, Christopher E. (1993) Cavitation Nuclei Population Dynamics in a Water Tunnel. In: ASME Cavitation and Multiphase Flow Forum, 1993. Fluids Engineering Division. Vol.FED-153. No.153. American Society of Mechanical Engineers , New York, pp. 119-124. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:LIUcmff93

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Abstract

The free stream nuclei number distributions in the Low Turbulence Water Tunnel at Caltech were measured using a Phase Doppler Anemometer. The changes in nuclei number distributions with water tunnel running time, with initial air content, with tunnel velocity varying from 2m/sec to 9m/sec and with water tunnel static tunnel pressures ranging from 40kPa to 110kPa were examined. Quite complex changes in nuclei number distributions were observed in the nuclei size range of interest from the point of view of cavitation, namely the range from 5 to 200[microns]. Order of magnitude changes were observed in the nuclei population.


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Additional Information:The authors would like to thank Professor Allan Acosta for his advice and considerations. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research under contract number N-00014-85-K-0397.
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Deposited By: Christopher Brennen
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