Publications in Scientific Journals:

M. Koch, Ch. Lechner, F. Reuter, K. Köhler, R. Mettin, W. Lauterborn:
"Numerical modeling of laser generated cavitation bubbles with the finite volume and volume of fluid method, using OpenFOAM";
Computers & Fluids, 126 (2016), 71 - 90.

English abstract:
Laser generated cavitation bubbles are numerically modeled with the finite
volume method using the open source software package OpenFOAM. The
alterations applied to the native code are described and validated
by solving the spherical bubble collapse problem and comparing the
solution with the Gilmore model and experiments.
Problems of spherical stability and their connection with the mesh are
discussed. Shock wave emission upon laser bubble generation and bubble
collapse is modeled by inserting the Tait equation for the
liquid (water) into the code. The results are compared with calculations by
Hickling and Plesset and experiments. The calculations are
extended to the problem of cavitation bubble collapse in
front of a solid boundary.

compressible two-phase flow, finite volume method, volume of fluid method, OpenFOAM, cavitation bubble collapse, shock wave emission, Rayleigh-Taylor instability

"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)

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