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Selected Issues

Edited by Wojciech Borek

Silesian University of Technology


Tomasz Arkadiusz Tański

Silesian University of Technology

Mariusz Król

Silesian University of Technology

Cavitation erosion is one of the most popular phenomena of the destruction of engineering materials working in water conditions and various kinds of liquids. The cavitation effect is defined as a physical effect, induced by a variable field of liquid pressures, where bubbles or other voids (caverns) - containing steams of a given liquid, gas, or a steam-gas mixture - are formed, expanded, and disappear. A better understanding of all aspects related to cavitation wear will allow for more thoughtful analysis in the selection of innovative engineering materials additionally protected by various technologies or techniques in the field of surface engineering, and optimization of the design of constructional elements used in the cavitation environment. The novelty of this book is the presentation of extensive knowledge related to cavitation, erosion, and how to protect engineering materials against this phenomenon supported by the results of thorough research by the authors.

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CavitationSelected IssuesEdited by Wojciech Borek

Published: November 28th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75271

ISBN: 978-1-78984-653-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-652-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-821-0

Copyright year: 2018

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6083 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Cavitation - An Overview of New Research Results

By Wojciech Borek, Tomasz Tański and Mariusz Król


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2. Effects of Applying WC/C Protective Coating on Structural Elements Working in Cavitation Environment

By Tomasz Linek


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3. Cavitation Wear of Structural Ceramics

By Zbigniew Pędzich


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4. Nanolevel Surface Processing of Fine Particles by Waterjet Cavitation and Multifunction Cavitation to Improve the Photocatalytic Properties of Titanium Oxide

By Toshihiko Yoshimura, Kumiko Tanaka and Masataka Ijiri


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5. The Relationship between the Collapsing Cavitation Bubble and Its Microjet near a Rigid Wall under an Ultrasound Field

By Ce Guo


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6. An Overview of Droplet Impact Erosion, Related Theory and Protection Measures in Steam Turbines

By Mansoor Ahmad


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7. The Effect of Alloy Microstructure on Their Cavitation Erosion Behavior in Seawater

By Abdulhameed Al-Hashem, Abdulmajeed Abdullah and Wafa Riad


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8. Accelerated Cavitation Damage of Steels in Liquid Metal Environments

By Shengqiang Ma, Jiandong Xing, Hanguang Fu and Shizhong Wei


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9. Post-Incipience Cavitation Evolution of an Eccentric Journal Bearing

By Coda H.T. Pan and Daejong Kim


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