The Further Development of a Cavitation Test Cell
Conventional cavitation testing involves the vibration of a small button-shaped specimen at a high frequency in fluid bath. Such procedure cannot be used for rock testing. A high fluid velocity, cavitation cell has been developed by Dr. Lichtarowicz at Nottingham University which does, however allow the testing for rock samples. This equipment has been used to review the basic mechanisms of erosion and establish relative levels of erosion such as the effect of traverse rate or multiple nozzle orientation on the erosion of materials. A new test unit has therefore been designed to incorporate features which will allow the effect of such test parameters to be determined. The design of this test frame is described and the results of some preliminary testing, evaluating the effect of traverse rate on the cavitation erosion resistance, is described and discussed. (A)
D. A. Summers and M. Mazurkiewicz, "The Further Development of a Cavitation Test Cell," Colorado School of Mines Press, Jan 1982.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Report - Technical
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