This work compares the results obtained from a Cavitation Susceptibility Meter (CSM) and from direct holographic observation in the detection of cavitation nuclei in tap water samples. The CSM is based on the use of a venturi tube to measure the concentration of active cavitation nuclei as a function of the applied pressure at the venturi throat, while the holographic system measures the nuclei concentration size distribution. Microbubbles are used as the dominant type of cavitation nuclei. The data from the two nuclei detection methods are then compared and interpreted in view of the expected dynamical behavior of microbubbles in the CSM venturi throat. Both results show that the concentration of active cavitation nuclei increases at first about exponentially with the applied tension, reaches a maximum and remains nearly constant thereafter when few additional nuclei are left to cavitate. In its current configuration the CSM tends to underestimate the concentration of active cavitation nuclei and probably to overestimate the value of the nuclei critical pressure as a consequence of sensitivity limitations and interference effects between the cavities.

Comparison of Holographic and Coulter Counter Measurements of Cavitation Nuclei in the Ocean

D'AGOSTINO, LUCA;
1988

Abstract

This work compares the results obtained from a Cavitation Susceptibility Meter (CSM) and from direct holographic observation in the detection of cavitation nuclei in tap water samples. The CSM is based on the use of a venturi tube to measure the concentration of active cavitation nuclei as a function of the applied pressure at the venturi throat, while the holographic system measures the nuclei concentration size distribution. Microbubbles are used as the dominant type of cavitation nuclei. The data from the two nuclei detection methods are then compared and interpreted in view of the expected dynamical behavior of microbubbles in the CSM venturi throat. Both results show that the concentration of active cavitation nuclei increases at first about exponentially with the applied tension, reaches a maximum and remains nearly constant thereafter when few additional nuclei are left to cavitate. In its current configuration the CSM tends to underestimate the concentration of active cavitation nuclei and probably to overestimate the value of the nuclei critical pressure as a consequence of sensitivity limitations and interference effects between the cavities.
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