Accelerated surface erosion by cavitating particulate-laden flows

Madadnia, J. and Owen, I. (1993) Accelerated surface erosion by cavitating particulate-laden flows. Wear, 165 (1). pp. 113-116. ISSN 0043-1648

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This short paper describes the results of a series of tests that were carried out to assess the erosion suffered by a fluidic valve controlling sand-laden water. Two valves were arranged in series so that each handled the same flows, but, because of the pressures in the system, the water in the second valve was cavitating. With only cavitation erosion the surface of the valve was merely discoloured. With particulate erosion in the non-cavitating flow there was some material removal by abrasion. With both cavitation and sand particles in the flow there was very considerable material removal, much more than would be expected from summing the two individual effects. © 1993.

Keywords:Cavitation corrosion, Erosion, Fluid structure interaction, Fluidic amplifiers, Particles (particulate matter), Sand, Suspensions (fluids), Particulate laden flow, Sand laden water, Vortex amplifier, Wear of materials
Subjects:H Engineering > H100 General Engineering
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
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ID Code:18285
Deposited On:26 Mar 2018 14:23

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