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Viscous effects in the inception of cavitation

Arakeri, VH and Acosta, Allan (1981) Viscous effects in the inception of cavitation. In: Journal of Fluids Engineering, 103 (2). pp. 280-287.

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The inception of cavitation in the steady flow of liquids around bodies is seen to depend upon the real fluid flow around the bodies as well as the supply of nucleating cavitation sources—or nuclei—within the fluid. A primary distinction is made between bodies having a laminar separation or not having a laminar separation. The former group is relatively insensitive to the nuclei concentration whereas the latter is much more sensitive. Except for the case of fully separated wake flows and for gaseous cavitation by diffusion the cavitation inception index tends always to be less than the magnitude of the minimum pressure coefficient and only approaches that value for high Reynolds numbers in flows well supplied with nuclei.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Fluids Engineering
Publisher: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2012 09:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43354

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