Submerged Waterjet

  • Can KangEmail author
  • Haixia Liu
  • Ning Mao
  • Yongchao Zhang


Successful applications of waterjet have been observed in engineering fields. For submerged waterjet, the interaction between the jet stream and ambient water is intricate. As the jet pressure is high, cavitation might occur; meanwhile, due to the resistance of surrounding water, the integrity of the jet stream will be ruined rapidly after the waterjet is issued from the nozzle. In this chapter, submerged waterjets driven at various pressures are discussed. Flow velocity is measured using particle image velocimetry technique; therefore, overall energy dissipation with the progression of the waterjet is evaluated. Flow patterns are constructed and analyzed. Pressure fluctuations in surrounding water excited by the waterjet are measured and explained. Meanwhile, the cavitation phenomenon arising in such a special environment is discussed. Not just cavity topology but also the cavitation erosion effects on the specimen impacted by the submerged waterjet are investigated. A comprehensive study of the submerged waterjet is presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Can Kang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Haixia Liu
    • 2
  • Ning Mao
    • 3
  • Yongchao Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Energy and Power EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  3. 3.School of Energy and Power EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  4. 4.School of Energy and Power EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina

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