SEM Studies of Particles Produced by Cavitation Erosion

Shemy Mohamed Ahmed, Kazuo Hokkirigawa, Kinya Kikuchi, Jiro Higuchi, Risaburo Oba

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Scanning electron microscopic investigations of particles produced by cavitation erosion and fracture surfaces revealed that the dominant mode of cavitation erosion is fatigue failure in 304 stainless steel. In addition, the surface roughness facilitates the fall-off-particles, especially the longitudinal particles. The particles gathered can be classified into three types according to their shapes, namely longitudinal, triangular and mixed quadrangular hexagon. The spherical particles, which were observed previously in some reports on cavitation erosion, were not observed in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2873-2878
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B
Issue number541
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Cavitation
  • Eroded Particles
  • Erosion
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Roughness
  • Turbomachinery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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