# On the acoustic levitation of droplets

@article{Yarin1998OnTA, title={On the acoustic levitation of droplets}, author={Alexander L. Yarin and M. Pfaffenlehner and Cameron Tropea}, journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics}, year={1998}, volume={356}, pages={65 - 91} }

This paper deals with the theoretical and experimental investigation of acoustically levitated droplets. A method of calculation of the acoustic radiation pressure based on the boundary element method (BEM) is presented. It is applied to predict shapes of droplets levitated in an acoustic field (and as a result, deformed by it). The method was compared with several known exact and approximate analytical results for rigid spheres and shown to be accurate (and a widely used approximate formula…

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