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Title: Optical investigations of cavitation
Author: Jin, Yong-Hua
ISNI:       0000 0001 3590 7225
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1995
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This doctoral thesis describes the investigation carried out by the author in pursuit of a better understanding of the mechanism of cavitation. To create cavitation bubbles under laboratory conditions, an intense Q-switched Nd:YAG laser was used and the event was captured using a high-speed photography system. Three different aspects concerning the cavitation phenomenon were studied and they were the propagation of acoustic waves in a liquid, the resultant stress waves in a nearby solid medium and the interactions between a bubble and the nearby boundary. Optical measurement techniques, based on Mach-Zehnder interferometry, shadowgraphy, Schlieren photography and photoelasticity, were employed to assist the observation and analysis of a cavitation event.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Optical diagnostics