Accession Number : ADA020137

Title :   The 1.5-Inch Ultra-High-Speed Cavitation Tunnel at the Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Weir,D. S. ; Billet,M. L. ; Holl,J. W.

Report Date : 10 JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A discussion is presented of the 1.5 inch ultra-high-speed cavitation tunnel located at The Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel building of the Applied Research Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University. Included is a description of the facility, operating procedures, and details of the tunnel calibration. The facility is designed to permit large variations in velocity, pressure, and temperature for various liquids. The maximum operating condition for these parameters is 300 fps, 1200 psia, and 300F. Color illustrations reproduced in black and white.

Descriptors :   *Water tunnels, *Cavitation, Test facilities, High velocity, Universities, Liquids, Structures, Operation, Calibration, Variations, Control systems, Velocity, Pressure, Temperature control, Starting, Stopping, Data acquisition

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE