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On the Dynamics of Cavitating Pumps

Brennen, Christopher Earls (2015) On the Dynamics of Cavitating Pumps. In: Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CTAM2015), August 15-18, 2015, Shanghai, China. (Unpublished)

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This paper presents a review of some of the recent developments in our understanding of the dynamics and instabilities caused by cavitation in pumps. Focus is placed on presently available data for the transfer functions for cavitating pumps and inducers, particularly on the compliance and mass flow gain factor that are critical for pump and system stability. The resonant frequency for cavitating pumps is introduced and contexted. Finally emphasis is placed on the paucity of our understanding of pump dynamics when the device or system is subjected to global oscillation.

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Additional Information:The author wishes to acknowledge the extensive and valuable support provided by the NASA George Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, during much of the research discussed in this paper. I also owe a great debt to my colleague and collaborator Allan Acosta as well as to numerous students at Caltech.
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