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Scale Effects in the Dynamic Transfer Functions for Cavitating Inducers

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C. E. Brennen, C. Meissner, E. Y. Lo, G. S. Hoffman

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. 91125

J. Fluids Eng 104(4), 428-433 (Dec 01, 1982) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3241875 History: Received September 26, 1979; Online October 26, 2009

Abstract

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) are evaluated and recommended for use in applications.

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