Accession Number : AD0278272

Title :   SYSTEM CAVITATION PARAMETERS

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC SYSTEMS DIV NORTON AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DUMONT,L.B.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The use of Suction Specific Speed as a pump cavitation parameter will, in some cases, lead to inaccuracy and the incorrect interpretation of performance data. A new cavitation parameter, which is related to the Suction Specific Speed but avoids these disadvantages, is derived. This parameter, the Suction Index, can be employed as both a pump design and performance analysis parameter. In the area of pump design, t e use of the Suction Index in the optimization of a pumpfed liquid-engine missile system is illustrated. This parameter, when minimized in a pump design, minimizes the combined weight of the propellant tanks and pumps. (Author)

Descriptors :   MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE