The role and effects of cavitation in model and full-scale waterjet propulsors are reviewed, for conventional and inducer pumps, with flush and Pitot inlets. The special problems of model testing when air ingestion is expected in the full-scale installation are briefly discussed. The methods of scaling model test results to provide full-scale performance predictions when cavitation is present are touched upon, concerning the need for new standards.
Cavitation Model and Full-Scale Waterjet Propulsors
Allison, John L., and John G. Stricker. "Cavitation Model and Full-Scale Waterjet Propulsors." Paper presented at the SNAME 24th American Towing Tank Conference, College Station, Texas, USA, November 1995. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ATTC-1995-004
Download citation file: