Analysis of thermodynamic effects on cavitation instabilities

Satoshi Watanabe, Tatsuva Hidaka, Hironori Horiguchi, Akinori Furukawa, Yoshinobu Tsujimoto

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The suction performance of turbopumps in cryogenic fluids is basically much better than that in cold water because of the thermodynamic effect of cavitation. However, it is not still clear how the thermodynamic effect works on cavitation instabilities, such as rotating cavitation and cavitation surge. In the present study, the unsteady heat exchange between the cavity and the surrounding liquid is taken into account in a stability analysis using a singularity method. The results are qualitatively compared to existing experi ments to clarify the research needs for deeper understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1130
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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