The present paper illustrates the setup and the preliminary results of an experimental investigation of cavitation flow instabilities carried out by means of a high-speed camera on a three-bladed inducer in the cavitating pump rotordynamic test facility (CPRTF) at Alta S.p.A. The brightness thresholding technique adopted/or cavitation recognition is described and implemented in a semi-automatic algorithm. In order to test the capabilities of the algorithm, the mean frontal cavitating area has been computed under different operating conditions. The tip cavity length has also been evaluated as a function of time. Inlet pressure signal and video acquisitions have been synchronized in order to analyze possible cavitation fluid-dynamic instabilities both optically and by means of pressure fluctuation analysis. Fourier analysis showed the occurrence of a cavity length oscillation at a frequency of 14.7 Hz, which corresponds to the frequency of the rotating stall instability dete...
|Autori:||CERVONE A; BRAMANTI C; TORRE L; FOTINO D; D'AGOSTINO L|
|Titolo:||Setup of a High-Speed Optical System for the Characterization of Flow Instabilities Generated by Cavitation|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1115/1.2742738|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|