Analysis of the Rayleigh-Plesset equation with chirp excitation

Euan Barlow, Anthony Mulholland, Anthony Gachagan, Alison Nordon, Kenneth G. MacPherson

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The case of a bubble being insonified by an ultrasonic excitation in the form of a linear chirp is considered here. The dynamical equation of the bubble's motion is solved analytically and compared to a numerical solution. The analytical solution is then used to investigate the problem of maximizing the amplitude of the second harmonic with respect to the various system and signal parameters.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIMA Journal of Applied Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


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