Hydrodynamics and Cavitation of Pumps

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This paper summarizes a set of lectures given on the hydrodynamics and cavitation of pumps presented at CISM in July, 2005. The lectures are based on my book entitled “Hydrodynamics of Pumps” (Brennen 1994) published jointly by Concepts ETI and Oxford University Press and available on the internet at http://caltechbook.library.caltech.edu/22/01/pumps.htm. The author is very grateful to Concepts ETI for permission to utilize large fractions of that book in this summary of the lectures. Readers who wish to explore the subject matter in more detail are encouraged to consult the original book.