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Cavitation Inception Witnessed by Sound Pressure Level both in Model Test and Prototype Observation

Zhang, Dong and Liu, Zhiping and Jin, Tailai (2001) Cavitation Inception Witnessed by Sound Pressure Level both in Model Test and Prototype Observation. In: CAV 2001: Fourth International Symposium on Cavitation, June 20-23, 2001, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA USA. (Unpublished)

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The paper concerns with the relationship between cavitation inception d1 and sound pressure level (SPL). A case study of Xiaolangdi Hydro-project has been taken as a typical example, which demonstrates the standard criterion of SPL indicating cavitation inception. Cavitation inception of an orifice plate used for energy dissipation in a tunnel spillway has been witnessed and verified both in model test and prototype observation. A design criterion has been proposed for a cavitation – free hydraulic structure. It can be served as a reference for designers as well as preliminary findings for fundamental cavitation researchers. Consequently, scale effects are discussed with an aim at suggesting an appropriate factor of safety in design.

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Deposited On:07 May 2001
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