Effect of suction pipeline resistance on cavitation surge in a turbopump with inducer

Y. Tanaka, T. Kitabata, K. Nasu, S. Watanabe, S. Ohashi, A. Sakata

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Cavitation surge is one of the vital flow instabilities in turbopumps, which should be avoided in actual operation. According to the past stability analyses, it is shown that the suction pipeline resistance has a suppression effect of cavitation surge. In the present study, we experimentally examined this effect by changing the suction pipeline resistance through the opening of butterfly valve installed upstream of inlet pipe. As a result, it was found that the onset range of cavitation surge could be significantly narrowed by the large suction pipeline resistance, which agreed with the above finding by the theoretical analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012068
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 25 2021
Event18th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, ISROMAC 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Nov 23 2020Nov 26 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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