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Cavitation Inception and Contaminant Effects

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dc.contributor.author Jordahl, Jennifer Marie
dc.description.abstract Within a liquid, it is possible to lower the pressure to a point in which the nuclei gas bubbles will cause cavitation inception. During this drop in pressure, at constant temperature, the bubble tension will increase to the inception pressure. The difference between vapor pressure and the pressure where inception occurs is the tensile strength of the liquid. Frankel introduced the calculation of the potential tensile strength of a liquid. Studies show a drastic difference in the calculated potential tensile strength of a liquid and the tensile strength obtained through experimentation. Environmental effects or contaminants affect cavitation inception. Studying the mechanics of a bubble will help one to predict if inception, and later cavitation, may occur and to what extent. en_US
dc.title Cavitation Inception and Contaminant Effects en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-26T20:58:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-26T20:58:02Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/23128
dc.date 2014 en_US
dc.thesis.degree Master of Science. en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Akhatov, Iskander
dc.subject.course Master of Science / Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Architecture, 2014. en_US

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