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The Behavior of a Spherical Bubble in the Vicinity of a Solid Wall

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A. Shima

Institute of High Speed Mechanics, Tōhoku University, Sendai, Japan

J. Basic Eng 90(1), 75-89 (Mar 01, 1968) (15 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3605068 History: Received July 31, 1967; Online November 03, 2011

Abstract

The behavior of a spherical bubble as it collapses in the vicinity of a solid wall was theoretically analyzed, in terms of the effect of compressibility, viscosity, surface tension, and gravity being ignored, and the gas in the bubble following the adiabatic law of compression assumed. Numerical examples obtained by applying the theoretical treatment are given for the change in time of bubble shape as it collapses, the impulse pressure occurring during bubble collapse, and the flow velocity at the bubble surface.

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