For nearly forty years various investigators have attempted to develop
and routinely employ test procedures which would realistically evaluate the
service resistance of fabricated materials exposed to erosion by water impact.
These evaluations were necessary for the design selection of materials for
steam turbine blades, for hydraulic machinery, and more recently for underwater
ship appendages and for aircraft windshields.
Office of Naval Research, David Taylor Model Basin
Ripken, John F.; Killen, John M.; Crist, Scott D..
A New Facility for Evaluation of Materials Subject to Erosion and Cavitation Damage.
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.
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