Cavitation in Valve-Controlled Hydraulic Actuators

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P. K. C. Wang, J. T. S. Ma

International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 30(4), 537-546 (Dec 01, 1963) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3636615 History: Received February 05, 1963; Online September 16, 2011


Results of analytical and experimental studies of cavitation in valve-controlled hydraulic actuators under various dynamic conditions are presented. The analytical work consists of deriving approximate critical cavitation conditions for various operating modes. The experimental investigation includes both a high-speed photographic study of cavity formation and tests to check the validity of the derived cavitation conditions. Close agreement between analytical and experimental results was obtained. The mechanisms governing cavity formation and cavitation effects are discussed qualitatively.

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