Cavitation Inception from Cylindrical Holes

by B. W. Mefford, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA,
H. T. Falvey, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development


The inception of cavitation due to circular holes in a boundary is studied. Laboratory experiments were conducted to define limited cavitation as a function of the hole depth to diameter ratio. The results are useful in determining the cavitation potential of holes in a surface exposed to high velocity flow.

Subject Headings: Cavitation | Fluid velocity | Wave velocity | Hydraulic models | Domain boundary | Overland flow | Laboratory tests | Water tunnels

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