Published Online: 5 May 2003
Page Count: 10
(Received 26 November 2001; accepted 20 February 2003)
The rate of mass loss in vibratory cavitation erosion tests varies with time. As a consequence, this process is treated empirically. It is suggested by the author that the cumulative mass loss-time curve test results can be represented accurately by the Weibull cumulative distribution function. This model was verified for 26 tests of nine metals. Among these metals is Ni 200, which is a standard reference material for erosion tests. This model allows treating the results of vibratory cavitation erosion tests analytically, thereby obtaining invaluable information from the test data.
Paper ID: JTE12173J