The project is concerned with observation of fluid movement and transducer
diaphragm deformation, under the influence of large pressure transients of the order
of 2000 PSI (140 bar). Large pressure surges often occur in hydraulic systems and this
coupled with sharp rise times of the order of 100 μs, causes damage to the surface of
the transducer diaphragm or face and subsequently the pressure reading mechanisms. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.