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Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics

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

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  • 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
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    • 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
    Index.

  • 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.

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