An experimental study of influence of slits in throat position on suppression of cavitation instabilities in liquid propellant rocket inducer

Moena Kanamaru, Yoshito Kamikura, Satoshi Kawasaki, Takashi Shimura, Iga Yuka

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Abstract

Experiments of an inducer with symmetric slits were conducted. The purpose of the study is to explore the suppression effect on cavitation instabilities by slits. The slits are located in a throat position in each blade and it means symmetric slits. The experiments are done through measuring pressure fluctuation in the flow field and shaft displacement and visualization using high speed camera. In this study, the head performance, the suction performance, the cavity length and the occurrence range and the strength of the cavitation instabilities are compared with the results of inducer without slit. As a result, the slit in throat position does not give bad effect on head performance, improves suction performance, and has a relation to suppression of oscillation of cavitation instabilities because of the suppression effect of cavity length, although the occurrence range of super-synchronous rotating cavitation unfortunately increases because the cavity develops slowly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFluid Applications and Systems
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859056
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2019 Jul 282019 Aug 1

Publication series

NameASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019
Volume3B-2019

Conference

ConferenceASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period19/7/2819/8/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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