Phenomena

Propeller Cavitation

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Cavitation occurs in moving liquids when the local pressure–in this case, at the tip of the propeller–drops below the vapor pressure. The fast-moving fluid transitions to a gas phase, creating a tip vortex of water vapor even though the propeller is completely submerged.

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