Special Issue "Advances in Bubble Acoustics"
A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018) | Viewed by 32049
Interests: bubble acoustics; fluid dynamics; ocean wave-power; wave modelling and wave-induced processes; applied mathematics
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Bubble acoustics is one of the most diverse and exciting areas in fluid dynamics. Its origins date to the work of Rayleigh in the early 20th century on underwater explosions, which laid the mathematical framework predicting the volumetric oscillations of a gas bubble in liquid. Contemporary applications range from supercavitating marine vessels to the delivery of drugs across the blood-brain barrier, and from the measurement of ocean wave-breaking and industrial processes to the prediction of volcanic eruptions. Bubbles large enough to be visible naturally emit sounds on formation that are immediately familiar, whether we pour a glass of water or swim in the surf; even though linear theory may be applied, accurate prediction of the sounds of these complex flows is still elusive. Bubbles microns in size driven by ultrasound undergo nonlinear oscillations so extreme that the gas breaks down, emitting light. Ultrasonically-driven bubbles foster useful chemical and biomedical reactions, many of which remain poorly understood.
This Special Issue will be an archival collection of reviews and original research contributions on the latest developments in the theoretical, numerical and experimental understanding of all aspects of bubble acoustics. The natural sound emissions of bubbles, their response to vibrations and ultrasound, and their effects on industrial, defence, chemical and biological systems will be covered. Specific topics may include marine and industrial cavitation, passive bubble-size measurement in oceanic, industrial and geological contexts, sonochemistry, microfluidic devices, ultrasound contrast imaging, sonoporation for gene and drug delivery, cell stimulation and sonothrombolysis, and zoological studies.
Prof. Richard Manasseh
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- bubble acoustics
- oceanic noise
- ultrasound contrast agents