A unique facility for studying cavitation phenomena has been developed at St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory of the University of Minnesota in the form of a gravity-flow free-jet water tunnel which makes use of the 50-ft drop in the Mississippi River at the Falls where the Laboratory is situated. The tunnel is an outgrowth of projects sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and is used for experimental studies of cavities under an exceptionally wide range of conditions, especially at small cavitation numbers. both axially symmetric and two-dimensional test sections have been provided.
Silberman, Edward; Ripken, John F..
The St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory Gravity-Flow Free-Jet Water Tunnel.
St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.
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