Cavitation pressure fields under a cavitating jet and an ultrasonic horn were recorded for different conditions using high frequency response pressure transducers. This was aimed at characterizing the impulsive pressures generated by cavitation at different intensities. The pressure signals were analyzed and statistics of the amplitudes and widths of the impulsive pressure peaks were extracted. Plots of number densities and cumulative numbers of peaks as functions of peak amplitude, peak width, and the power of the ultrasonic horn or the jet were generated. The analysis revealed the dominance of pulses with smaller amplitudes and larger durations at lower cavitation intensities and the increase of the amplitudes and reduction of the pulse widths at higher intensities. The ratio of the most probable peak amplitude to peak width was computed. A representative Gaussian curve was then generated for each signal using a characteristic peak amplitude and the corresponding most probable peak duration/width. This resulted in a proposed statistical representation of a cavitation field, useful to characterize cavitation fields of various intensities.
Characterization of Cavitation Fields From Measured Pressure Signals of Cavitating Jets and Ultrasonic Horns
Jessup, MD 20794
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the Journal of Fluids Engineering. Manuscript received November 19, 2012; final manuscript received April 12, 2013; published online June 6, 2013. Assoc. Editor: Olivier Coutier-Delgosha.
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Singh, S., Choi, J., and Chahine, G. L. (June 6, 2013). "Characterization of Cavitation Fields From Measured Pressure Signals of Cavitating Jets and Ultrasonic Horns." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. September 2013; 135(9): 091302. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4024263
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