Robert Mettin: abstract Rostock

Acoustic cavitation structures and simulations by a particle model

R. Mettin, S. Luther, C.-D. Ohl, and W. Lauterborn

Drittes Physikalisches Institut, Universität Göttingen,
Bürgerstraße 42-44, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany


Cavitation bubbles in acoustic resonators are observed to arrange in branch-like patterns. We give a brief review of the anatomy of such structures and outline an approach for simulation by individual, moving bubbles. This particle model can reproduce an experimentally observed transition between different structure types in a rectangular resonator cell.

Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 6, 25-29 (1999).

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