Estimation of pitting damage induced by cavitation impacts

H. Soyama, M. Futakawa, K. Homma

研究成果: Conference article査読

12 被引用数 (Scopus)


In order to estimate the lifetime of the mercury target vessel of spallation neutron source which will be subjected to cavitation impacts, prediction methods of pitting damage induced by the cavitation impact were proposed. It is very important to estimate the incubation time, in which plastic deformation occurs without mass loss, because the thickness of the vessel is very small. In the present paper, two estimation methods were proposed. One of them is the estimation from erosion tests of severely damaged specimens by plotting the mass loss as a function of exposure time to cavitation on the logarithmic scales. Another method is the observation of plastic deformation pits on damaged surfaces at very early stages during incubation.

ジャーナルJournal of Nuclear Materials
出版ステータスPublished - 2005 8 1
イベントProceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Spallation Materials Technology IWSMT-6 -
継続期間: 2003 11 302003 12 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 原子力エネルギーおよび原子力工学


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