Nonlinear bubble dynamics in a pipeline and its exciting force are investigated by a numerical model based on BEM. The bubble motion is one of the main causes that the pipeline vibrates and generates noise in modern ships. The numerical bubble dynamics model is established under the incompressible potential theory. Bubble motion with different incoming flow in a bended pipe is simulated. We found that the bubble develops jet when it passes by the bend, and adjoin to the pipe surface in the side of the fillet center. The pulsation and the direction change of the bubble apply an exciting force on the pipe which has a positive correlation with the incoming flow speed and may lead vibration and noise.
Study on the Bubble Dynamics and the Exciting Force in a Bended Pipe Based on BEM
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Liu, YL, & Tian, ZL. "Study on the Bubble Dynamics and the Exciting Force in a Bended Pipe Based on BEM." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 7: Ocean Engineering. Busan, South Korea. June 19–24, 2016. V007T06A053. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2016-54441
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