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Comparison of the Rayleigh-Plesset and Gilmore equations and additional aspects for the modelling of seismic airgun bubble dynamics

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De Graaf, KL and Penesis, I and Brandner, PA, Comparison of the Rayleigh-Plesset and Gilmore equations and additional aspects for the modelling of seismic airgun bubble dynamics, Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 3-7 December, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9780646583730 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2012 Leishman Associates

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Abstract

Seismic airguns are commonly used in geophysical exploration. More recently, they are also being used as an alternative to underwater explosions for the shock testing of defence vessels. The study of the dynamics of the bubble produced by a seismic airgun is beneficial in understanding the resultant pressure field and shockwave.

The Rayleigh–Plesset and Gilmore equations for modelling spherical bubble dynamics are compared for the expansion of an initially highly pressurised gas bubble. The relationship between initial gas pressure and both the first maximum bubble radius and the first period of oscillation are presented. The initial gas pressure is non-dimensionalised against hydrostatic pressure and studied over a range of 1 – 50. The separate contributions of presence of the airgun body, mass throttling, effective viscosity and heat diffusion to the first maximum radius and period are modelled and discussed. The effects of evaporation and condensation at the bubble wall are also considered.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Maritime Engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Defence
Objective Group:Defence
Objective Field:Navy
Author:De Graaf, KL (Dr Katrina De Graaf)
Author:Penesis, I (Associate Professor Irene Penesis)
Author:Brandner, PA (Associate Professor Paul Brandner)
ID Code:82624
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-02-08
Last Modified:2017-07-20
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