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Cavitation Similarity Studies with Water and Freon-113


Sarosdy, Louis Robert (1960) Cavitation Similarity Studies with Water and Freon-113. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/CZWP-PB71.


The development of cavitation behind a disc in water and Freon-113 was investigated in a cavitation tunnel designed for this purpose. Measurements of pressure within the cavities formed in water indicated that the vapor pressure within the cavity was less than the vapor pressure of the fluid at the bulk temperature. Observations of the cavities formed in the two liquids showed qualitative differences, and some possible reasons for this behavior are discussed.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Acosta, Allan J.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1960
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12052005-155203
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ID Code:4794
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Deposited On:06 Dec 2005
Last Modified:08 Nov 2023 23:51

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