Volume 31, Issue 4 (July 2003)
Modeling of Vibratory Cavitation Erosion Test Results by a Weibull Distribution
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.