The Collapse of a Gas Bubble Attached to a Solid Wall by a Shock Wave and the Induced Impact Pressure

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Y. Tomita, A. Shima, K. Takahashi

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

J. Fluids Eng 105(3), 341-347 (Sep 01, 1983) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3241001 History: Received January 15, 1982; Online October 26, 2009


An experimental study was made on the collapse of a gas bubble attached to a solid wall by a shock wave. The collapse process of the bubble and the induced impact wall pressure were measured simultaneously by means of a high speed camera and a pressure transducer, respectively. Consequently, it was found that the impact wall pressure was very sensitive to the factors such as the bubble size, the strength of shock wave and the distance from the origin of shock wave to the gas bubble, and in some cases it became larger than that generated by a shock wave directly impinging on the solid wall without a gas bubble.

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