• Murugan K Department of Mechanical Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalai nagar, India
  • RagupathyA Department of Mechanical Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalai nagar, India
  • Balasubramanian V Centre for Materials Joining and Research (CEMAJOR) ,Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar - 608 002 ,Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Sridhar K Scientist-F, Marine Materials Department, NMRL, Ambernath, India


Solid particle erosion, water jet erosion testing, naval brass


The minimization of cost and the enhancement of reliability of rotating and stationary fluid machinery equipment that are subjected to highly erosive environments are mandatory in the marine hardware components. This can be achieved by minimizing the material damage resulting from the solid particle impingement. Naval brass components are very common in the marine applications. Primary understanding of interaction between process parameters like jet velocity, slurry concentration, angle of impingement and time duration have a significant influence of water jet erosion. In this study, the erosion characteristics of naval brass were tested in a jet impingement rig under fluid containing silica sand. Weight loss measurements were used to provide a measure of the amount of material loss that each surface experienced, and the influence of process parameters was taken into consideration. Results showed a maximum variation of mass loss with jet velocity and angle of impingement.


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How to Cite

Murugan K, RagupathyA, Balasubramanian V, and Sridhar K, “EVALUATING EFFECTS OF WATER JET EROSION PARAMETERS ON EROSION BEHAVIOUR OF NAVAL BRASS ALLOY ”, JME, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 043–048, Mar. 2015.




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