Cavitation and Associated Phenomena
Cavitation is a dangerous process which destroys objects in a fluid. Scientific description of this multifaceted phenomenon is based on almost every area of physics, and many interesting effects are connected with cavitation. The most intriguing of them is sonoluminescence – the light emitted from a cavitating fluid.
This book presents a full-scale description of cavitation: from the basic thermodynamic principles to special phenomena associated with this complex process, from the dynamics of a single gas cavity to the catastrophic macroscopic manifestations, from the domestic observations to the nuances of X-ray spectroscopic research.
1. Morphology of Cavitation 2. Cavitation in Engineering 3. Pressure: Positive and Negative 4. Hydrodynamics of Cavitation 5. Hydraulic Shocks 6. Acoustic Cavitation 7. Dynamics of a Cavitating Bubble 8. Electrization of Liquids 9. Cavitation and Light Emission