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Fluids 2018, 3(4), 90; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids3040090

Symmetry Approach in the Evaluation of the Effect of Boundary Proximity on Oscillation of Gas Bubbles

Pacific Oceanological Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok 690041, Russia
Received: 28 September 2018 / Revised: 22 October 2018 / Accepted: 1 November 2018 / Published: 10 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Bubble Acoustics)
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Abstract

The purpose of the present review is to describe the effect of an interface between media with different mechanical properties on the acoustic response of a gas bubble. This is necessary to interpret sonar signals received from underwater gas seeps and mud volcanoes, as well as in the case of acoustic studies on the Arctic shelf where rising gas bubbles accumulate at the lower boundary of the ice cover. The ability to describe the dynamics of constrained bubble by analytical methods is related to the presence of internal symmetry in the governing equations. This leads to the presence of specific (toroidal and bi-spherical) coordinate systems in which the variables are separated. The existence of symmetry properties is possible only under certain conditions. In particular, the characteristic wavelength should be larger than the bubble size and the distance to an interface. The derived analytical solution allows us to determine how the natural frequency, radiation damping, and bubble shape depend on the distance to the boundary and the material parameters of contacting media.
Keywords: bubble; symmetry; toroidal and bi-spherical coordinates; natural frequency; radiation damping bubble; symmetry; toroidal and bi-spherical coordinates; natural frequency; radiation damping
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Maksimov, A. Symmetry Approach in the Evaluation of the Effect of Boundary Proximity on Oscillation of Gas Bubbles. Fluids 2018, 3, 90.

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