An experimental investigation was made of the motion of a cavitation bubble in the vicinity of a free surface in order to study an induced secondary cavitation during the bubble rebound. A bubble was produced by focusing a ruby laser into water, and its subsequent behavior was observed with a high-speed camera. The deformable nature of both a bubble and a free surface becomes significant as the mutual distance between them is decreased. Immediately after bubble rebound, a secondary cavitation occurs at around zero dynamic pressure region which is developed in water between a rising free surface and a collapsing bubble, due to the local pressure reduction mainly caused by the interaction of expansion waves originated from the surface.
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