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Bubble dynamics in time-periodic straining flows

Kang, I. S. and Leal, L. G. (1990) Bubble dynamics in time-periodic straining flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 218 . pp. 41-69. ISSN 0022-1120.

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The dynamics and breakup of a bubble in an axisymmetric, time-periodic straining flow has been investigated via analysis of an approximate dynamic model and also by time-dependent numerical solutions of the full fluid mechanics problem. The analyses reveal that in the neighbourhood of a stable steady solution, an O(ϵ1/3) time-dependent change of bubble shape can be obtained from an O(ε) resonant forcing. Furthermore, the probability of bubble breakup at subcritical Weber numbers can be maximized by choosing an optimal forcing frequency for a fixed forcing amplitude.

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Additional Information:© 1990 Cambridge University Press. Received 16 March 1989 and in revised form 17 January 1990. Published online: 26 April 2006. This work was supported by a grant from the office of Naval Research.
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