Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 891–894 | Cite as

Collapse of vapor bubbles in a liquid

  • N. S. Khabeev


The effect of nonequilibrium phase transitions on the vibrations of a vapor bubble in a liquid caused by a suddenly applied pressure drop is considered. This problem is of interest in the study of mixed liquid and vapor flows with a discrete vapor phase. Results are presented of a numerical solution of this problem in the form of dimensionless radius-time curves for various values of the parameter which characterizes the kinetics of the phase transitions. The case of equilibrium phase transitions has been considered in [1, 2]. The thermal and dynamic interactions of a gaseous bubble with the surrounding fluid are the subject of [3, 4].


Phase Transition Pressure Drop Equilibrium Phase Vapor Phase Gaseous Bubble 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. S. Khabeev
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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