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cavitation Explained

cavitation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Formation of vapor bubbles within a liquid at low-pressure regions that occur in places where the liquid has been accelerated to high velocities, as in the operation of centrifugal pumps, water turbines, and marine propellers. Cavitation is undesirable because it produces extensive erosion of the rotating blades, additional noise from the resultant knocking and vibrations, and a significant reduction of efficiency because it distorts the flow pattern. The cavities form when the pressure of the liquid has been reduced to its vapor pressure; they expand as the pressure is further reduced along with the flow, and they suddenly collapse when they reach regions of higher pressure.

cavitation at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən

Noun

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-nou » n
  • The formation of pits on a surface.
    1. Inter: scienc » e The formation, in a fluid, of vapor bubbles that rapidly collapse; especially in a rotating marine propeller or pump impeller.
    2. Inter: biolog » y The formation of cavities in an organ, especially in lung tissue as a result of tuberculosis.

      Derived terms

      * cavitate

  • supercavitation

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » formation of pits
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|reikiintyminen Inter: qualifier » of teeth

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » formation of vapor bubbles
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|空穴現象|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|空穴现象|tr=kōngxué xiànxiàng|sc=Hani
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kavitaatio


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cavitation|f
  • Polish: kawitacja {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » biology: formation of cavities in an organ
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|onteloituminen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » it: cavitazione {{f}} (all)


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * activation

    French

    Pronunciation

    ===Noun===
    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • Inter: science » lang=fr The formation of gas bubbles in a fluid in a vacuum.

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    Translation: zh » cavitation