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On the Water-Entry-Induced Cavity Closure for a Wide Range of Entry Speeds

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M. Lee

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sejong University, 98 Kwangjin-Gu Kunja-Dong, Seoul 143-747, Korea. e-mail: mlee@sejong.ac.kr

J. Fluids Eng 125(5), 927-930 (Oct 07, 2003) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1598987 History: Received September 12, 2002; Revised March 31, 2003; Online October 07, 2003
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Grahic Jump Location
Time of surface closure versus entry speed, 0.5-in. sphere at reduced atmosphere pressure, data from Gilbarg et al. 14
Grahic Jump Location
Comparison of time of surface closure at atmosphere pressure of 0.25 atm

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