Preface Nomenclature CHAPTER 1. PHASE CHANGE, NUCLEATION, AND CAVITATION 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Liquid State 1.3 Fluidity and Elasticity 1.4 Illustration of Tensile Strength 1.5 Cavitation and Boiling 1.6 Types of Nucleation 1.7 Homogeneous Nucleation Theory 1.8 Comparison with Experiments 1.9 Experiments on Tensile Strength 1.10 Heterogeneous Nucleation 1.11 Nucleation Site Populations 1.12 Effect of Contaminant Gas 1.13 Nucleation in Flowing Liquids 1.14 Viscous Effects in Cavitation Inception 1.15 Cavitation Inception Measurements 1.16 Cavitation Inception Data 1.17 Scaling of...
Low specific speed centrifugal pumps have low flow rates and high heads. They are widely
applied in the petroleum, chemical, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, and light
industries, among others. With the development of space technology and petrol chemical
industry, the highly stable cavitation performance of centrifugal pumps has been put
forward. Poor cavitation performance is one of the key problems in low specific speed
This book contains twelve chapters detailing significant advances and applications in fluid dynamics modeling with focus on biomedical, bioengineering, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, aeronautics, astronautics, and automotive. We hope this book can be a useful resource to scientists and engineers who are interested in fundamentals and applications of fluid dynamics.
An effective separation method of very pure binder fraction to assess radiocarbon dating is
proposed in the present contribution. The elimination of contaminant error sources and the
suitable selection of mortar samples enable the reliable dating. Petrographic analysis under
polarizing light microscopy is used to identify different mineralogical phases of mortar
samples, aggregate nature, and the limestone fragment remains.