This method was developed by Dr. Andrzej Lichtarowicz, at the University of Nottingham, UK. He presented a paper on it at an ASTM Symposium Erosion: Prevention and Useful Applications in 1978, which was subsequently published in ASTM STP 664, 1979. Several other papers followed, see under REFERENCES in G134. He then submitted a draft standard based on his apparatus to ASTM Committee G-2, which agreed to develop it as an ASTM standard. Frank worked with Dr. Lichtarowicz to help make his proposal conform to ASTM requirements and style. The first edition was issued by ASTM in 1995. It was reapproved in 2001 and 2006, but never revised. G134 includes repeatability statistics calculated from a series of tests conducted by Dr. Lichtarowicz. However, no interlaboratory study (ILS) necessary for reproducibility statistics was ever conducted, because there were not enough labs known to us that used this apparatus, to allow us to organize it. Now, I (Hitoshi) would like to carry out ILS, as I worked with Dr. Lichtarowicz for two years (Oct. 1994 - Sept. 1996). The cavitating jet test is useful, because effects of velocity, pressure and cavitation number can be examined.
Keywordscavitating jet; cavitation; cavitation erosion; erosion by liquids; erosion of solids; erosion test; flow cavitation;
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