Towards a reference cavitating vessel Part III: design and acoustic pressure characterization of a multi-frequency sonoreactor

Wang, Lian, Memoli, Gianluca, Hodnett, Mark, Butterworth, Ian, Sarno, Dan and Zeqiri, Bajram (2015) Towards a reference cavitating vessel Part III: design and acoustic pressure characterization of a multi-frequency sonoreactor. Metrologia, 52 (4). p. 575. ISSN 0026-1394

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Abstract

A multi-frequency cavitation vessel (RV-multi) has been commissioned at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL, UK), with the aim of establishing a standard source of acoustic cavitation in water, with reference to which details of the cavitation process can be studied and cavitation measurement techniques evaluated. The vessel is a cylindrical cavity with a maximum capacity up to 17 L, and is designed to work at six frequency ranges, from 21 kHz to 136 kHz, under controlled temperature conditions. This paper discusses the design of RV-multi and reports experiments carried out to establish the reproducibility of the acoustic pressure field established within the vessel and its operating envelope, including sensitivity to aspects such as water depth and temperature. The acoustic field distribution was determined along the radial and depth directions within the vessel using a miniature hydrophone, for two input voltage levels under low power transducer excitation conditions (e.g. below the cavitation threshold). Particular care was taken in determining peak acoustic pressure locations, as these are critical for accompanying cavitation studies. Perturbations of the vessel by the measuring hydrophone were also monitored with a bottom-mounted pressure sensor.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
Depositing User: Gianluca Memoli
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2018 12:03
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 12:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72506
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