"This volume deals with the interaction of acoustic fields with bubbles in liquids, with emphasis on the principles of cavitation--the generation of bubbles in liquids by rapid changes, such as those introduced by ultrasound. When cavity bubbles implode they produce shock waves in the liquid. If cavitation is induced by turbulent flow, components can be damaged. These phenomena have important implications, particularly in underwater acoustics, one of the fastest growing fields in acoustics research. The Acoustic Bubble skillfully explains the physical processes involved in cavitation both by analogy and formulation, making the concepts accessible to those with a minimal background in mathematics. This book willbe of great interest to those engaged in research in a wide range of areas, from sonochemistry to the sensitization of explosives.
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The wide range of important applications concerning the acoustic interactions of bubbles necessitates a book of this form which, utilising analogy, description, and formulation, gives a 'physical feel' for the phenomena, whilst also providing thoroughly for mathematically adept readers.
The first half of the book introduces and draws together acoustics, cavitation nucleation and associated fluid dynamics, to examine the free oscillations of bubbles and the resulting acoustic emissions. In the second half, the behaviour and consequences of bubbles in externally-applied acoustic fields is discussed in detail, including the cavitational aspects of erosion and bioeffects.
Throughout the book topics drawn from a variety of disciplines, and include:
. Bubble and cavitation detection
. Bioeffects of clinical ultrasound
. Oceanic bubble populations
. Ultrasonic degassing
. Weather sensing
There is an extensive bibliography.
T G Leighton is the Lecturer in Underwater Acoustics at The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 640 pages. 9.75x1.45x6.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0124124984
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