The Influence of Non-Newtonian Liquids on the Cavitation Thresholds and on the Pressure Pulse Velocity in Two-Phase Mixtures

  • H. J. Rath
  • P. Desch
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Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


This paper shows the influence of non-Newtonian liquids on the acoustic cavitation thresholds. Furthermore a theoretical model is developed describing the influence of the non-Newtonian liquid on the pressure pulse velocity and on the damping effect in Two-Phase mixtures, where the carrier fluid is assumed to be a non-Newtonian liquid in which are distributed small gas bubbles of variable radius.


Phase Velocity Pressure Wave Void Fraction Pipe Wall Sound Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. Rath
    • 1
  • P. Desch
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics, Production EngineeringUniversity of BremenBremenWest Germany

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