The Cavitation Zone

  • L. D. Rozenberg
Part of the Ultrasonic Technology book series (ULTE)


In the overwhelming majority of studies devoted to various physical aspects of ultrasonic cavitation (see, e.g., Part IV and portions of Part V of the present book), the authors are concerned with the behavior of the individual isolated cavitation bubble. In reality such a bubble is very rarely encountered, its existence being contingent upon a set of conditions that are difficult to realize. As a rule, even at acoustic pressures not too far above the cavitation threshold, an aggregate of cavitation bubbles appears at once, taking up a definite region of space, which we have chosen to call the cavitation zone. Inspite of the foregoing, even in Flynn’s excellent survey [1] and Pernik’s book [2] the bulk of the text refers to the behavior of an individual bubble, with only two or three pages given over to the cavitation zone.


Sound Pressure Cavitation Bubble Bubble Radius Cavitation Erosion Wave Resistance 
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