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Low Ambient Pressure Chamber

The Low Ambient Pressure Chamber (LAPC) with its dedicated 100 hp variable speed pump provides a test section that can operate at an ambient pressure as low as 0.1 atmospheres. This allows the production of real cavitation behavior in reduced-scale models, where velocity and pressure fluctuations are also reduced. The chamber is operated to maintain equal cavitation parameters in the model and prototype.

Dimensions: 6 feet by 10 feet by 15 feet.

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Last reviewed: 03/04/10