BIMBAMBUM: A potential flow solver for single cavitation bubble dynamics

Published: 12 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/89vv35pmhr.1


In the absence of analytical solutions for the dynamics of non-spherical cavitation bubbles, we have implemented a numerical simulation solver based on the boundary integral method (BIM) that models the behavior of a single bubble near an interface between two fluids. The density ratio between the two media can be adjusted to represent different types of boundaries, such as a rigid boundary or a free surface. The solver allows not only the computation of the dynamics of the bubble and the fluid-fluid interface, but also, in a secondary processing phase, the computation of the surrounding flow field quantities. We present here the detailed implementation of this solver and validate its capabilities using theoretical solutions, experimental observations, and results from other simulation softwares. This solver is called BIMBAMBUM which stands for Boundary Integral Method for Bubble Analysis and Modeling in Bounded and Unbounded Media.



Computational Physics, Cavitation (Fluid Dynamics), Bubble