Cavitation Instabilities and Rotordynamic Effects in Turbopumps and Hydroturbines

Turbopump and Inducer Cavitation, Experiments and Design

  • Luca d'Agostino
  • Maria Vittoria Salvetti

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 575)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Luca d’Agostino, Lucio Torre, Angelo Cervone, Giovanni Pace, Dario Valentini, Angelo Pasini
    Pages 1-33
  3. Steven L. Ceccio, Simo A. Mäkiharju
    Pages 35-64
  4. Luca d’Agostino, Angelo Cervone, Lucio Torre, Giovanni Pace, Dario Valentini, Angelo Pasini
    Pages 65-86
  5. Yoshinobu Tsujimoto
    Pages 109-136
  6. Luca d’Agostino, Dario Valentini, Angelo Pasini, Lucio Torre, Giovanni Pace, Angelo Cervone
    Pages 137-156
  7. Luca d’Agostino, Dario Valentini, Angelo Pasini, Lucio Torre, Giovanni Pace, Angelo Cervone
    Pages 157-178
  8. Richard Saurel, Olivier Le Métayer, Pierre Boivin
    Pages 259-282

About this book


The book provides a detailed approach to the physics, fluid dynamics, modeling, experimentation and numerical simulation of cavitation phenomena, with special emphasis on cavitation-induced instabilities and their implications on the design and operation of high performance turbopumps and hydraulic turbines. The first part covers the fundamentals (nucleation, dynamics, thermodynamic effects, erosion) and forms of cavitation (attached cavitation, cloud cavitation, supercavitation, vortex cavitation) relevant to hydraulic turbomachinery, illustrates modern experimental techniques for the characterization, visualization and analysis of cavitating flows, and introduces the main aspects of the hydrodynamic design and performance of axial inducers, centrifugal turbopumps and hydo-turbines. The second part focuses on the theoretical modeling, experimental analysis, and practical control of cavitation-induced fluid-dynamic and rotordynamic instabilities of hydraulic turbomachinery, with special emphasis on cavitating turbopumps (cavitation surge, rotating cavitation, higher order cavitation surge, rotordynamic whirl forces). Finally, the third part of the book illustrates the alternative approaches for the simulation of cavitating flows, with  emphasis on both modeling and numerical aspects. Examples of applications to the simulation of unsteady cavitation in internal flows through hydraulic machinery are illustrated in detail.


Cavitation in hydraulic turbomachinery Cavitation-induced flow instabilities Cavitation-induced rotordynamic forces Fluid dynamic instabilities in Hydraulic turbomachinery design and performance Hydraulic turbomachinery experimentation and simulation Performance turbopumps and hydroturbines high-performance turbopumps and hydroturbines

Editors and affiliations

  • Luca d'Agostino
    • 1
  • Maria Vittoria Salvetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Civil and Industrial Engineering DePisa UniversityPisaItaly
  2. 2.Civil and Industrial Engineering Dept.Pisa UniversityPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49717-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49719-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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