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Title: An oscillating bubble near an elastic material
Authors: Klaseboer, E.
Khoo, B.C. 
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2004
Citation: Klaseboer, E., Khoo, B.C. (2004-11-15). An oscillating bubble near an elastic material. Journal of Applied Physics 96 (10) : 5808-5818. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A method is presented to describe the behavior of an oscillating bubble in a fluid near a second elastic (biological) fluid. The elasticity of the second fluid is modeled through a pressure term at the interface between the two fluids. The Laplace equation is assumed to be valid in each of the fluids, and a difference in the respective densities is allowed. A relationship between the two velocity potentials just above and below the fluid-fluid interface can be found. The boundary integral method is then used to solve for the unknown normal velocities at both the bubble interface and fluid-fluid interface. These said normal velocities are subsequently utilized to update the position of the interface(s) for the next time step. For bubbles oscillating near a second nonelastic fluid, the bubbles can develop a jet towards or away from the fluid-fluid interface (depending on the distance of the bubble from the fluid-fluid interface and the density ratios of the two fluids). This behavior can be greatly modified when the second fluid possesses some elastic properties. The elasticity causes a small perturbation to travel along the surface of the bubble. A complex interaction between this growing perturbation and the bubble in its collapse phase can lead to the bubble assuming a "mushroom" shape and/or even breakup into two smaller bubbles. These phenomena have not been observed when the elasticity is absent in the second fluid. Excellent agreement with experimental data was obtained for a wide range of parameters. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.
Source Title: Journal of Applied Physics
ISSN: 00218979
DOI: 10.1063/1.1803925
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