Cavitation Facility

Cavitation Camera

The cavitation tunnel installed at the Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines provides high speed visualization of various types of cavitation phenomena, including leading edge cavitation, wake cavitation, cloud cavitation and tip vortex.

Cavitation Tunnel

The cavitation tunnel can be used to investigate :

  • Onset, development and collapse
  • Modeling and control
  • Materials erosion and bio effects

The test rig guarantees 

  • Cavitation nuclei control
  • Temperature control
  • Dissolved Air control

The standard instruments installed

  • 6 components load cell
  • High speed visualization
  • Dynamic Pressure transducers