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Title: Numerical analysis of a gas bubble near bio-materials in an ultrasound field
Authors: Fong, S.W.
Klaseboer, E.
Turangan, C.K.
Khoo, B.C. 
Hung, K.C.
Keywords: Bio-material
Bubble collapse
Jet impact
Jet velocity
Numerical simulation
Ultrasonic cavitation
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Citation: Fong, S.W., Klaseboer, E., Turangan, C.K., Khoo, B.C., Hung, K.C. (2006-06). Numerical analysis of a gas bubble near bio-materials in an ultrasound field. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 32 (6) : 925-942. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Ultrasonic cavitation bubble phenomena play a key role in numerous medical procedures such as ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty, phacoemulsification, lithotripsy, brain tumor surgery, muscle and bone therapies and intraocular or transdermal drug delivery. This study investigates numerically the interaction of a bubble with a bio-material (fat, skin, cornea, brain, muscle, cartilage or bone) involved in the treatments mentioned when subjected to an ultrasound field. A range of frequencies is used to study the bubble behavior in terms of its growth and collapse shapes, and the maximum jet velocity attained. Simulation results show complex dynamic behaviors of the bubble. In several cases a jet is formed directed away from the bio-material while in others, toward it. In certain cases, the bubble eventually breaks into two, with or without the formation of opposite penetrating jets. Very high maximum velocities of jets directing away or toward the bio-materials can be observed in some cases (700 to 900 ms-1). (E-mail: © 2006 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.
Source Title: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
ISSN: 03015629
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2006.03.005
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