An Introduction to Cavitation in Inducers and Turbopumps

L d' Agostino, L. Torre, Angelo Cervone, D. Valentini, G. Pace, A Pasini

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After a brief review of the fundamental aspects of cavitation relevant to the operation of high-performance inducers and turbopumps, the article summarizes their application to the analysis of pumping systems, illustrates the scaling of cavitation phenomena from model tests to full-scale operation, describes the occurrence of flow-induced instabilities in turbomachinery, and introduces the concepts of static and dynamic instability of pumping systems and their generalization to cavitating turbopump systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCavitation Instabilities and Rotordynamic Effects in Turbopumps and Hydroturbines
Subtitle of host publicationTurbopump and Inducer Cavitation, Experiments and Design
EditorsL. d'Agostino, M. Vittoria Salvetti
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49719-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49717-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706


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