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Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics

Brennen, Christopher Earls (1995) Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics. Oxford University Press , New York. ISBN 0195094093 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechBOOK:1995.001

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Abstract

This book describes and explains the fundamental physical processes involved in bubble dynamics and the phenomenon of cavitation. It is intended as a combination of a reference book for those scientists and engineers who work with cavitation or bubble dynamics and as a monograph for advanced students interested in some of the basic problems associated with this category of multiphase flows. A basic knowledge of fluid flow and heat transfer is assumed but otherwise the analytical methods presented are developed from basic principles. The book begins with a chapter on nucleation and describes both the theory and observations of nucleation in flowing and non-flowing systems. The following three chapters provide a systematic treatment of the dynamics of the growth, collapse or oscillation of individual bubbles in otherwise quiescent liquids. Chapter 4 summarizes the state of knowledge of the motion of bubbles in liquids. Chapter 5 describes some of the phenomena which occur in homogeneous bubbly flows with particular emphasis on cloud cavitation and this is followed by a chapter summarizing some of the experiemntal observations of cavitating flows. The last chapter provides a review of the free streamline methods used to treat separated cavity flows with large attached cavities.


Item Type:Book
Subject Keywords:Mechanical Engineering, multiphase flow, cavitation, bubbles
Record Number:CaltechBOOK:1995.001
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechBOOK:1995.001
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Deposited On:14 Nov 2005
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