Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Nucleation Theory
Chapter 2. Vapor Bubble Nucleation in Liquids under Tension
Chapter 3. Gas Bubble Nucleation in Supersaturated Liquids
Chapter 4. Superheat Limit of Liquids
Chapter 5. Bubble Formation on Solid Surfaces
Chapter 6. Bubble Dynamics
Chapter 7. Sonoluminescence Phenomena: Hydrodynamic Aspects
Chapter 8. Pressure and Shock Waves in Bubbly Liquids
Chapter 9. Gravitational Collapse of Newtonian Stars and Underwater Explosions
“This monograph concerns small bubbles in nonequilibrium situations. Describing nucleation phenomena requires that the continuum assumption be supplemented with models of molecular activity and kinetic theory. Much of this book reviews the authors original research. It is an updated version of a work originally published in Korean. The first five chapters deal with the origin and early growth of bubbles; vapor bubble formation in liquids, superheat heat limit of liquids, gaseous bubble formation in solutions, formation of bubbles in cavities, and condensation and vaporization on flat surfaces. The following four chapters concern bubble dynamics. Events are described using a set of analytical solutions for the Navier-Stokes equations with spherical symmetry. Sonoluminescence phenomena is discussed from a hydrodynamics viewpoint. One chapter is devoted to shock wave propagation in bubbly mixtures. Another chapter deals with the gravitational collapse of Newtonian stars and the core collapse of supernovas. This analysis also is relevant to a fire-ball generated by TNT explosion underwater. An engineer or scientist working with bubbles phenomena needs to be acquainted with the results in this monograph.” – Ronald L. Panton, Emeritus J. H. Herring Centennial Professor, Walker Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Author of “Incompressible Flow,” a well-known graduate test in Fluid Mechanics
“This book is a remarkable culmination of the author’s lifelong love and study of the bubble. It offers the extensive account of relevant materials in a manner so thorough but still readable that it will undoubtedly mark the fundamental reference for everyone in its field to keep.” – Wonho Jhe, Professor at Seoul National University, Associate editor of Applied Nanoscience
Graduate students and researchers in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, physics, and physical acoustics.
Superheat limit of liquids, bubble dynamics, sonoluminescence, gravitational collapse, underwater explosion.