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.
|Title of host publication||Cavitation Instabilities and Rotordynamic Effects in Turbopumps and Hydroturbines|
|Subtitle of host publication||Turbopump and Inducer Cavitation, Experiments and Design|
|Editors||L. d'Agostino, M. Vittoria Salvetti|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences|