Gas-Liquid Heat Transfer in a Bubble Collapsing Near a Wall
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The collapse of a gas bubble near a solid wall is studied numerically by assuming the liquid to be incompressible and the Mach number of the gas flow to be small. The liquid motion is simulated by a boundary integral method and the gas thermo?fluid dynamics by finite differences on a boundary?fitted grid. With the physical properties of a liquid monopropellant, it is found that the liquid heating is essentially localized in the microjet, but is probably not sufficient to cause spontaneous ignition. The reasons for this conclusion — that, while being in general agreement with available experimental evidence, is at variance with deductions from previous spherical collapse calculations — are elucidated.