Dynamics of micro-bubble sonication inside a phantom vessel

Adnan Qamar, Ravi Samtaney, Joseph L. Bull

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A model for sonicated micro-bubble oscillations inside a phantom vessel is proposed. The model is not a variant of conventional Rayleigh-Plesset equation and is obtained from reduced Navier-Stokes equations. The model relates the micro-bubble oscillation dynamics with geometric and acoustic parameters in a consistent manner. It predicts micro-bubble oscillation dynamics as well as micro-bubble fragmentation when compared to the experimental data. For large micro-bubble radius to vessel diameter ratios, predictions are damped, suggesting breakdown of inherent modeling assumptions for these cases. Micro-bubble response with acoustic parameters is consistent with experiments and provides physical insight to the micro-bubble oscillation dynamics.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)013702
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 11 2013

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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