Diffuse interface modeling of a radial vapor bubble collapse

Francesco Magaletti, Luca Marino, Carlo Massimo Casciola

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A diffuse interface model is exploited to study in details the dynamics of a cavitation vapor bubble, by including phase change, transition to supercritical conditions, shock wave propagation and thermal conduction. The numerical experiments show that the actual dynamic is a sequence of collapses and rebounds demonstrating the importance of nonequilibrium phase changes. In particular the transition to supercritical conditions avoids the full condensation and leads to shockwave emission after the collapse and to successive bubble rebound.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2015
Event9th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2015 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 6 Dec 201510 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
ISSN (Print)1742-6588


Conference9th International Symposium on Cavitation, CAV 2015

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