Shock wave development in the collapse of a cloud of bubbles

Yi-Chun Wang, Christopher E. Brennen

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Abstract

A numerical simulation of the collapse of a cloud of bubbles has been used to demonstrate the development of an inwardly propagating shock wave which grows rapidly in magnitude. The fully non-linear non-barotropic homogeneous flow equations are coupled with single bubble dynamics and solved by a stable numerical scheme. The computational results demonstrate the structure of the shock wave as well as its strengthening effect due to the coupling of the single bubble dynamics with the global dynamics of the flow through the pressure and velocity fields. This appears to confirm the speculation of Morch and his co-workers that such shock formation is an important part of cloud collapse.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCavitation and Multiphase Flow
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages15-19
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0791813776
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1994 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Part 9 (of 18) - Lake Tahoe, NV, USA
Duration: 1994 Jun 191994 Jun 23

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
Volume194

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Part 9 (of 18)
CityLake Tahoe, NV, USA
Period94-06-1994-06-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Wang, Y-C., & Brennen, C. E. (1994). Shock wave development in the collapse of a cloud of bubbles. In Cavitation and Multiphase Flow (pp. 15-19). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED; Vol. 194). Publ by ASME.