Expansion and collapse of an initially off-centered bubble within a narrow gap and the effect of a free surface

Quah, Edmund Wenjie and Karri, Badarinath and Ohl, Siew-Wan and Klaseboer, Evert and Khoo, Boo Cheong (2017) Expansion and collapse of an initially off-centered bubble within a narrow gap and the effect of a free surface. International Journal of Multiphase Flow. ISSN 0301-9322 (In Press)

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A non-equilibrium oscillating bubble within a narrow gap in between two flat perspex plates has, in earlier studies, been reported to show complex behavior when it is centered between the plates. We study here what happens when the bubble is created in an off-centered position with respect to the mid-plane between the plates. The effect of the non-dimensional gap-width, i.e. the gap width normalized by the maximum bubble radius, and a second parameter which indicates the degree of offset from the center are studied. A high-speed imaging technique which utilizes a single camera and a set of mirrors to simultaneously capture both the side-view and the front-view of the bubble dynamics is employed in this study. Results show that while the direction in which the bubble forms a jet depends on the non-dimensional gap-width with a change of direction observed at a value of 0.5, the degree of offset does not seem to have any influence on the jet direction. Additionally, the behavior of a centered bubble between two plates which are positioned near a free surface is also presented. The presence of three boundaries near the bubble affects both the jetting behavior of the bubble and the formation of a spray above the free surface resulting in interesting bubble dynamics.

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Karri, BadarinathUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Helpful comments and suggestions on earlier versions of this paper from Professors Paresh Kumar Narayan and Marc Chan are gratefully acknowledged. Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the 7th RMUTP conference, 2016 and the special issue conference of Economic Modelling, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business cycles, Technological change, Stock market, Structural VAR
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 05:11
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/3639
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2017.09...
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0301-9322/
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