Cavitation Damage in Polymer Aqueous Solutions

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A. Shima, T. Tsujino, H. Nanjo, N. Miura

Institute of High Speed Mechanics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

J. Fluids Eng 107(1), 134-138 (Mar 01, 1985) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3242431 History: Received January 30, 1984; Online October 26, 2009


Cavitation damage tests in polymer solutions are made with a vibratory cavitation apparatus. It is possible for this device to suppress the degradation of polymer by ultrasonic cavitation. Polymer solutions used are 100 wppm, 500 wppm, and 1000 wppm solutions of Polyox. The weight loss in 100 wppm Polyox solution is larger than that in water, but in 500 wppm and 1000 wppm Polyox solutions the weight losses after 60 min exposure to cavitation are relatively small. It is indicated that the cavitation damage in polymer solutions is subject to the effective influence of elastic properties of liquids.

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