Shock waves induced by a cavitation bubble

Supervisor :  Dr. Mohamed Farhat
Assistant :  Marc Tinguely
Theme :  Cavitation

A laser induced cavitation bubble generates strong shock waves during its explosive growth as well as its successive collapses. The aim of this project is to characterize the shock wave (speed, thickness, intensity …) by the means of Schlieren high speed visualizations, laser defection technique and pressure sensors. The propagation and reflection of the shock waves as well as the occurrence of secondary cavitation will be also addressed.