Author(s) Jean-Marie Michel,  Jean-Pierre Franc
Theoretical basis of cavitation (M2,D).

About this book

Why are propeller blades of speedboats strongly eroded? Why does a syringe have to be filled slowly in order to avoid the formation of a vapour cavity near the piston? Fundamentals of Cavitation is aimed at providing a comprehensive presentation of cavitation phenomena in liquid flows. It is further backed up by the experience, both experimental and theoretical, of the authors whose expertise has been internationally recognized. A special effort is made to place the various methods of investigation in strong relation with the fundamental physics of cavitation, enabling the reader to treat specific problems independently. Furthermore, it is hoped that a better knowledge of the cavitation phenomenon will allow engineers to create systems using it positively. Examples in the literature show the feasibility of this approach.

About the author(s)

Jean-Pierre Franc is Research Director (CNRS), Turbomachinery and Cavitation Research Group, in the Laboratory of Geophysical and Industrial Fluid Flows (LEGI) of the Grenoble University (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) and Université Joseph Fourier (UJF) in France.

Presently retired, Jean-Marie Michel was Research Director (CNRS) and Head of the Cavitation Research Group in the Laboratory of Geophysical Fluid Flows (LEGO) of the Grenoble University (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) and Université Joseph Fourier (UJF) in France.
Published on April 1, 2004
Updated on October 20, 2017