Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics

$58.99 (C)

  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107644762

$ 58.99 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics deals with the fundamental physical processes of bubble dynamics and the phenomenon of cavitation. It is ideal for graduate students and research engineers and scientists, and a basic knowledge of fluid flow and heat transfer is assumed. The analytical methods presented are developed from basic principles. The book begins with a chapter on nucleation and describes both the theory and observations in flowing and non-flowing systems. Three chapters provide a systematic treatment of the dynamics and growth, collapse, or oscillation of individual bubbles in otherwise quiescent fluids. The following chapters summarize the motion of bubbles in liquids, describe some of the phenomena that occur in homogeneous bubbly flows, with emphasis on cloud cavitation, and summarize some of the experimental observations of cavitating flows. The last chapter provides a review of free streamline methods used to treat separated cavity flows with large attached cavities.

    • Coherent, unified treatment of cavitation and bubbly flows
    • Emphasises underlying physical phenomena
    • Important reference text for both engineers and scientists
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107644762
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 251 x 178 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 192 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Phase change, nucleation, and cavitation
    2. Spherical bubble dynamics
    3. Cavitation bubble collapse
    4. Dynamics of oscillating bubbles
    5. Translation of bubbles
    6. Homogeneous bubbly flows
    7. Cavitating flows
    8. Free streamline flows

  • Author

    Christopher Earls Brennen, California Institute of Technology
    Christopher Earls Brennen is the Richard and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emeritus in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology. He has published more than 200 referred articles and is especially well known for his research on cavitation, turbomachinery, and multiphase flows. He is the author of three textbooks - Fundamentals of Multiphase Flows, Hydrodynamics of Pumps, and Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics - and has edited several others. Among his many honors and positions are UN Consultant to India (1980); NASA New Technology Award (1980); ASME Centennial Medallion (1980); Chair ASME Fluids Engineering Division (1984–5); ASME R. T. Knapp Award for Best Paper (1978 and 1981); Caltech Student Award for teaching excellence (1982, 1995, 1996); Christensen Fellow, St Catherine's College, Oxford (1992); Fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (1993); JSME Fluids Engineering Award (2002); and Vice-President of Student Affairs at Caltech.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.