Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Collapsing Bubbles!

For my PhD, I did a lot of work in cavitation detection. I learned a lot about how bubbles form both in cavitation and in boiling. In this video, the Gallery of Fluid Motion creates a bubble using a focused laser, and takes high speed video (at several speeds) as well as Schlieren Video in order to detect the shock waves from the various bubble collapses of the initial bubble, and each of the fluid structures it creates.

Check out a whole bunch of other cool videos at gfm.aps.org to see more fluid mechanics madness!