The chemical production of radicals inside acoustically driven bubbles is determined by the local temperature inside the bubbles. Therefore, modeling of chemical reaction rates in bubbles requires an accurate evaluation of the temperature field and the heat exchange with the liquid. The aim of the present work is to compare a detailed partial differential equation model in which the temperature field is spatially resolved with an ordinary differential equation model in which the bubble contents are assumed to have a uniform average temperature and the heat exchanges are modeled by means of a boundary layer approximation. The two models show good agreement in the range of pressure amplitudes in which the bubble is spherically stable.
Validation of an approximate model for the thermal behavior in acoustically driven bubbles
Laura Stricker, Andrea Prosperetti, Detlef Lohse; Validation of an approximate model for the thermal behavior in acoustically driven bubbles. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 1 November 2011; 130 (5): 3243–3251. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3626132
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