cavitation corrosion

cavitation corrosion

[‚kav·ə′tā·shən kə′rō·zhən]
(metallurgy)
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First, an improperly protected cooling system can result in perforation of the engine block at a hot spot due to cavitation corrosion, and if coolant seeps through to the combustion chamber, it can destroy an engine within minutes.
* brittle aspect of fracture for cavitation corrosion;
Cavitation erosion (commonly referred to as cavitation corrosion) seems to be one of those mysterious things that happens to certain engines at certain times under various conditions which no one seems to quite understand much less control.