Sound waves in monodisperse gas-particle or vapour-droplet mixtures

N. A. Gumerov, A. I. Ivandaev, R. I. Nigmatulin

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A brief review of the relevant papers and an examination of the current statusof research in the field of the acoustics of gas-particle suspensions are given. Nonstationary momentum, mass and energy transfer processes between a gas (vapour) and dispersed particles (droplets) under high-frequency acoustic perturbations are considered. A comparative evaluation of characteristic times and temperature differences for gas-particle and vapour-droplet mixtures subjected to acoustic perturbation is given. General dispersion equations to describe the propagation of weak monochromatic waves for a wide range of frequencies complying with the requirements of the acoustic homogeneity of the medium are derived. Frequency dependences of propagation velocity and attenuation coefficient of weak waves in water vapour-droplet mixtures are investigated. Frequency ranges are indicated over which different types of approximate theories are valid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-74
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1988
Externally publishedYes


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