The interaction between a shock wave and an air bubble attached to a gelatine wall was experimentally and numerically investigated to elucidate the mechanism of tissue damage caused by bubble collapse. The gelatine concentration was varied between 10 and 30% by weight. It is shown by means of highspeed photography that a shock wave of strength 0.45 MPa causes 0.3approx.1.8 mm diameter bubbles to produce high velocity liquid microjets with penetration depths of approximately 0.5approx.1.0 times the initial bubble diameter. Our results show that bubbles collapse violently in response to sudden changes in the ambient pressure generating high pressure and high temperature. Tissue damage due to bubble collapse is caused by the combination of impact and impulsive pressure and thermal effects.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B|
|Publication status||Published - 1993 May 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering