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Inception of Cavitation From a Backward Facing Step

Arakeri, VH and Ramarajan, V (1981) Inception of Cavitation From a Backward Facing Step. In: Journal of Fluids Engineering, 103 (2). pp. 288-293.

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Cavitation inception measurements are reported for flow past a downstream facing step with the height of the step varying from about 0.4 to 5 percent of the forebody diameter. The forebody was a 49 mm hemispherical nose and sigmai values were found to be very strong function of the height of the step. In addition, sigmai values were found to depend on whether the boundary layer approaching the step was laminar or turbulent. Generally sigmai values for turbulent case were lower.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Mary Ranjeetha
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2011 09:29
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2011 09:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/41160

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