Cavitation induced nucleation

Supervisor :  Dr. Mohamed Farhat
Assistant :  Matthieu Dreyer
Theme :  Cavitation

Following the main and successive collapses of a cavitation bubble, a cluster of nuclei is always observed. The physical process leading to the formation of such non-dissolved gas bubbles as well as their chemical composition is still unknown. The aim of the project is to develop a simple measurement technique to evaluate the amount of remaining micro bubbles and identify the governing parameters. The case study may involve a laser induced bubbles as well as a cavitating flow over a hydrofoil.