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Published July 22, 2015 | Submitted
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On the Propagation of Sound in a Liquid Containing Gas Bubbles


In the first portion of this paper a review is given of the theory of the propagation of sound in a homogeneous gas taking into account the effect of heat conduction. This consideration is preliminary to the treatment in the second portion of the paper of the propagation of sound in a liquid with a homogeneous and isotropic distribution of gas bubbles. Again the effect of heat conduction is included. If f is the ratio of gas volume in the mixture to liquid volume, it is shown for the range of values of f of general interest that the acoustic condensations and rarefactions of the gaseous portion of the medium are essentially isothermal. It is also found that the attenuation of an acoustic disturbance by heat conduction is quite small.

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Office of Naval Research Department of the Navy Contract Nonr-220(28). Report No. 85-17.

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