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RESEARCH PAPERS: Production Engineering

Erosion of Metallic Plate by Solid Particles Entrained in a Liquid Jet

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M. T. Benchaita, P. Griffith, E. Rabinowicz

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. 02139

J. Eng. Ind 105(3), 215-222 (Aug 01, 1983) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3185891 History: Received March 31, 1981; Online July 30, 2009

Abstract

An experimental and theoretical study on erosion of a metallic plate by solid particles entrained in a liquid jet has been performed. The test section involved a two-phase flow jet of liquid water and silica-sand impinging on a metallic plate upon which erosion occurred. In combining the fluid mechanics of particle suspension in a liquid and a model of weight removal from the plate (by a single abrasive particle), an analytical approach is developed to determine the distribution and amount of erosion along a metallic plate. This model of erosion distribution along the metallic plate can be used as a tool to predict erosive damage in industrial equipment such as pipe bends, elbows, subsurface safety valves, and pipe contractions.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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