The oscillation of gas bubbles in tubes: Experimental results

X. Geng, H. Yuan, Hasan N. Oğuz, A. Prosperetti

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An experimental study is presented of the frequency dependence and damping of the forced volume oscillations of gas bubbles in liquid-filled tubes. The bubbles occupy the entire section of the tube and are driven by a needle attached to a loudspeaker cone. The liquids used were water, a water–surfactant solution, and silicon oil, and the tube diameters were 1 and 3 mm. The results are in excellent agreement with the theory developed in two earlier papers. This work is motivated by the possibility of using gas bubbles as actuators in fluid-handling microdevices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-681
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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