Experimental observations of the interaction of a laser generated cavitation bubble with a flexible membrane

S. J. Shaw*, Y. H. Jin, T. P. Gentry, D. C. Emmony

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Abstract

In this paper we present new observations of a laser generated cavitation bubble interacting with an inertial boundary. Employing schlieren photography and Mach-Zehnder interferometry techniques, we present photographic sequences of a cavity interacting with a flexible membrane. During expansion the membrane is deformed away from the bubble centroid but during the collapse phase, instead of moving with the expected fluid motion caused by the contracting bubble, the flexible membrane introduces a certain asymmetry into the problem which in turn results in novel fluid motions around the bubble.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2437-2439
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

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