Confined Shocks inside Isolated Liquid Volumes -- A New Path of Erosion?

@article{Obreschkow2011ConfinedSI,
title={Confined Shocks inside Isolated Liquid Volumes -- A New Path of Erosion?},
author={D. Obreschkow and N. Dorsaz and P. Kobel and A. D. Bosset and M. Tinguely and J. Field and M. Farhat},
journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
year={2011}
}

The unique confinement of shock waves inside isolated liquid volumes amplifies the density of shock-liquid interactions. We investigate this universal principle through an interdisciplinary study of shock-induced cavitation inside liquid volumes, isolated in 2 and 3 dimensions. By combining high-speed visualizations of ideal water drops realized in microgravity with smoothed particle simulations we evidence strong shock-induced cavitation at the focus of the confined shocks. We extend this… Expand