Cavitation in Liquid Cryogens

  • D. K. Edmonds
  • J. Hord
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 14)


Cavitation is usually defined as the formation, caused by a reduction in pressure, of a vapor phase within a flowing liquid, or at the interface between a liquid and a solid surface. For incipient cavitation, this definition is somewhat ambiguous because various criterion and methods are used to detect the vapor phase. Incipient cavitation usually refers to the fluid condition where the vapor phase is barely visible to the unaided eye. The visual inception criterion is used because the sensitivity [1–3] of various acoustic detectors can vary appreciably. Pressure and temperature profiles within fully developed cavities recently were measured [4] and are referred to herein as developed-cavitation data.


Cavity Length Similarity Equation Saturation Pressure Cavity Shape Measured Cavity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. Edmonds
    • 1
  • J. Hord
    • 1
  1. 1.NBS Institute for Basic StandardsBoulderUSA

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