A mechanism stimulating sound production from air bubbles released from a nozzle

Deane, Grant B. and Czerski, Helen (2008) A mechanism stimulating sound production from air bubbles released from a nozzle. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, (6), EL126-EL132. (doi:10.1121/1.2908198).


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Gas bubbles in water act as oscillators with a natural frequency inversely proportional to their radius and a quality factor determined by thermal, radiation, and viscous losses. The linear dynamics of spherical bubbles are well understood, but the excitation mechanism leading to sound production at the moment of bubble creation has been the subject of speculation. Experiments and models presented here show that sound from bubbles released from a nozzle can be excited by the rapid decrease in volume accompanying the collapse of the neck of gas which joins the bubble to its parent

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1121/1.2908198
ISSNs: 0001-4966 (print)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Institute of Sound and Vibration Research > Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics
ePrint ID: 165653
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
June 2008Published
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 13:13
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:29
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/165653

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