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Cavitation and Associated Phenomena

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ISBN 9780367425289
April 28, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
392 Pages 230 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book examines special phenomena that accompany cavitation. Includes subjects such as the changing of thermophysical properties, the effect of a cavitating fluid on solid surfaces, electrization of a fluid in various external conditions (except for the trivial external electric field influence, of course), the light emission from a cavitating liquid. The book provides the definition of cavitation and its everyday appearance, the examples of cavitation and its applications, the description of cavitation through physical hydrodynamics and the chemical processes accompanying it.

Key Features:

  • Provides consistent explanation of all basic principles of cavitation.
  • Includes scientific background for engineering applications.
  • Features modern theory and experimental results.
  • Contains objective discussions of controversial issues.

Table of Contents

Morphology of Cavitation. Cavitation in Engineering. Pressure: Positive and Negative. Hydrodynamics of Cavitation. Hydraulic Shocks. Acoustic Cavitation. Dynamics of a Cavitating Bubble. Electrization of Liquids. Cavitation and Light Emission. Appendix A: Thermodynamics in brief. Appendix B: Hydrodynamics in brief.

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Dmitry A. Biryukov is the Assistant Professor. An experimenter. Extensive experience in designing experimental installations in various fields of science and technology. However, he finds experiments with cavitation the most interesting for himself. Experiments with cavitation are special: many nuances must be taken into account in order to obtain the effect and be able to observe it.

Denis N. Gerasimov is the Head of the Department. A theorist. For him, cavitation is an excellent example of a multidisciplinary phenomenon: there are no simple unexplained problems left to present day. Considering a natural effect requires extensive knowledge in different areas of physics and mathematics. Many items of Gerasimov’s CV turned out to be useful in the treatment of cavitation: from thermodynamics to plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics.

Eugeny I. Yurin is the Assistant Professor. A specialist in numerical simulations. His journey to the world of science began from a task of determining the boundary conditions for a collapsing bubble. Months of calculations led to notable results but did not reveal all the mysteries of a simple bubble in water. Cavitation and related processes seem so ordinary and understandable that they can be pictured easily in our mind, but, in fact, they are extremely complex.