Experimental study of free-surface deformation and cavitation bubble dynamics in a megasonic cleaning bath

Yu Katano, Keita Ando

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Abstract

Underwater ultrasound causes various physical phenomena in megasonic cleaning baths, e.g. cavitation inception, bubble translation and free-surface deformation (FSD) due to acoustic radiation pressure. Because FSD is especially noticeable in the case of high frequency ultrasound due to its high directivity, it is essential to investigate the interaction between FSD and bubble translation in megasonic cleaning bath. In our present experiments, we construct a typical setup for megasonic cleaning and irradiate water with 1 MHz ultrasound vertically upwards. We visualize FSD and bubbles and analyze the height of FSD and the translational velocity in frequency space. The bubbles translate in both short and long time scales caused by bubble-bubble interaction and periodic FSD, respectively, and the latter has periodicity. The most dominant frequency component in FSD shows good agreement with that in the translational velocity of the bubbles and does not depend on whether cavitation occurs or not. Therefore, it is suggested that FSD causes periodicity of bubble translation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultiphase Flow
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
EventASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2019 Jul 282019 Aug 1

Publication series

NameASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019
Volume5

Conference

ConferenceASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period19/7/2819/8/1

Keywords

  • Acoustic cavitation
  • Acoustic radiation pressure
  • Megasonic cleaning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Katano, Y., & Ando, K. (2019). Experimental study of free-surface deformation and cavitation bubble dynamics in a megasonic cleaning bath. In Multiphase Flow (ASME-JSME-KSME 2019 8th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJKFluids 2019; Vol. 5). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/AJKFluids2019-5345