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Scale Effects in the Dynamic Transfer Functions for Cavitating Inducers

Brennen, C. E. and Meissner, C. and Lo, E. Y. and Hoffman, G. S. (1982) Scale Effects in the Dynamic Transfer Functions for Cavitating Inducers. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 104 (4). pp. 428-433. ISSN 0098-2202.

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Dynamic transfer functions for two cavitating inducers of the same geometry but different size are presented, compared, and discussed. The transfer functions for each inducer indicate similar trends as the cavitation number is decreased. The nondimensional results for the two sizes are compared with themselves and with theoretical calculations based on the Bubbly Flow Model (reference [2]). All three sets of results compare well and lend further credance to the theoretical model. The best values of the two parameters in the model (K and M) and evaluated recommended for use in applications.

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Additional Information:Contributed by the FLUIDS ENGINEERING DIVISION for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERRING. Manuscript received by the Fluid Engineering Division, September 26, 1979. The authors are grateful for the help of A. J. Acosta, D. Braisted, G. Hendricson, and C. Park. The support of the NASA George Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, under Contract No. NAS 8-29313 and the National Science Foundation under Grant Eng. 76-11225 is also gratefully acknowledged.
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Deposited By: Christopher Brennen
Deposited On:27 Aug 2004
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