Thermal Effects and Damping Mechanisms in the Forced Radial Oscillations of Gas Bubbles in Liquids
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A linearized theory of the forced radial oscillations of a gas bubble in a liquid is presented. Particular attention is devoted to the thermal effects. It is shown that both the effective polytropic exponent and the thermal damping constant are strongly dependent on the driving frequency. This dependence is illustrated with the aid of graphs and numerical tables which are applicable to any noncondensing gas–liquid combination. The particular case of an air bubble in water is also considered in detail.