An analysis of the recently obtained 01 values for tip vortex cavitation
inception from an elliptical planform hydrofoil is presented. This
includes the estimation of critical a values for nuclei supply from the
facility and separated regions on the foil. When measured 0i values are
compared to these critical a values, certain obvious trends are noted.
These have been used to estimate the dominant nuclei size at inception and
are found to be surprisingly small. Thus, it is found that their role
should be carefully examined in analyzing present inception data.
David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research And Development Center
Arndt, Roger E. A.; Arakeri, Vijay H..
The Role Of "Nuclei" In Tip Vortex Cavitation Inception.
St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.
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