The Use of a Photoelastic Method to Study the Effects of Bubble Collapse on Surfaces

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E. Nienaltowska

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Advancées, 75014 Paris, France

J. Fluids Eng 111(3), 353-356 (Sep 01, 1989) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3243652 History: Received April 19, 1988; Online October 26, 2009


A photoelastic technique using two laser beams and high acquisition rate (20 MHz) has been used to investigate the dynamics of a single bubble in a fluid at rest. The bubbles are spark-generated in the vicinity of a photoelastic wall. The influence of liquid pressure, proximity of the wall and the bubble life-time on the collapse intensity is examined. The results obtained are compared qualitatively with the measurements of pressure obtained by Shima and Tomita for the liquid at atmospheric pressure.

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