Amplification of compression waves in clean and bubbly liquid

Robert I. Nigmatulin, Raisa Kh Bolotnova, Nailya K. Vakhitova, Andrey S. Topolnikov, Svetlana I. Konovalova, Nikolai A. Makhota

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The theoretical investigation is carried out to describe the effect of increase of pressure waves amplitude in clean and bubbly liquid. The goal of the work is to capture the regime of multiple magnification of acoustic and shock waves in the liquid, which enables to get appropriate conditions to enlarge collapses of micro-bubbles. The influence of boundary conditions and frequency of the governing acoustic field is studied for the case of the cylindrical acoustic resonator. It has been observed the formation of standing waves with large amplitude at resonant frequencies. The interaction of the compression wave with gas and vapor bubbles is investigated for the convergent channel. It is shown theoretically that the chemical reactions, which occur inside gas bubbles, provide additional impulse to the wave, that affect strongly on the collapses of the vapor bubbles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-580
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Acoustics
  • Cavitation
  • Detonation
  • Shock waves


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