Nonlinear Oscillations of Gas Bubbles in Liquids: An Interpretation of Some Experimental Results



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The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America


Measurements are presented in this paper of the pulsation amplitude of an individual air bubble that is levitated in a glycerine–water mixture by a stationary acoustic wave operating at a frequency of 22.2 kHz. Observations of the bubble pulsation for a wide range of bubble sizes demonstrate the existence of the n=2 harmonic resonance (???0/2). The available theoretical information on linear and nonlinear bubble oscillations is adapted to apply to the specific experimental conditions. Comparisons made with the theory show excellent agreement between measurements and predictions.



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Copyright 1983 The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Recommended citation: Crum, Lawrence A., and Andrea Prosperetti. "Nonlinear oscillations of gas bubbles in liquids: an interpretation of some experimental results." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 73, no. 1 (1983): 121-127. DOI: 10.1121/1.388845 URL: Reproduced in accordance with the original publisher’s licensing terms and with permission from the author(s).