Observations on the dynamics of bubble cluster in an ultrasonic field

S. Behnia, H. Zahir, M. Yahyavi, A. Barzegar, F. Mobadersani

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The dynamics driven interaction between the bubbles in a cavitation cluster is known to be a complex phenomenon indicative of a highly active nonlinear as well as chaotic behavior in ultrasonic fields. By considering the cluster of encapsulated microbubble with a thin elastic shell in ultrasonic fields, in this paper, the dynamics of microbubbles has been studied via applying the methods of chaos physics. Bifurcation, Lyapunov exponent, and time series are plotted with respect to variables such as amplitude, initial bubble radius, frequency and viscosity. The findings of the study indicate that a bubble cluster undergoes a chaotic unstable region as the amplitude and frequency of ultrasonic pulse are increased mainly due to the period doubling phenomenon. The results of the present study are supported by findings of previous studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-574
Number of pages14
JournalNonlinear Dynamics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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