Sunday, March 27, 2016

Computer simulation discloses new effect of cavitation

Researchers have discovered a so far unknown formation mechanism of cavitation bubbles by means of a model calculation. In a new article, they describe how oil-repellent and oil-attracting surfaces influence a passing oil flow. Depending on the viscosity of the oil, a steam bubble forms in the transition area. However, it may also have a positive effect, as it may keep components at a certain distance and, thus, prevent damage.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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