High Dimensional Parameter Fitting of the Keller–Miksis Equation on an Experimentally Observed Dual-Frequency Driven Acoustic Bubble

  • Roxána Varga Department of Hydrodynamic Systems, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1521 Budapest, P.O.B. 91, Hungary http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3396-7499
  • Robert Mettin Third Institute of Physics - Biophysics, Faculty of Physics, Georg-August-University, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, 37077 Göttingen, Germany

Abstract

A parameter identification technique of an underlying bubble model of an experimentally observed single bubble in a cluster under dual-frequency external forcing is presented. The measurements are carried out via high-speed camera recordings at a rate of 162750 frames per second. The used frequencies during the experiment are 25 kHz and 50 kHz. With a digital image processing technique, the measured bubble radius as a function of time is determined. The employed governing equation for the parameter fitting is the Keller–Miksis equation being a second order ordinary differential equation. The unknown four-dimensional parameter space is composed by the two pressure amplitudes, the phase shift of the dual-frequency driving and the equilibrium size of the bubble. In order to obtain an optimal parameter set within reasonable time, an in-house initial value problem solver is used running on a graphics processing unit (GPU). The error function measuring the distance between the numerical simulations and the measurement is based on the identification of the maximum bubble radii during each subsequent period of the external forcing. The results show a consistent estimation of both pressure amplitudes. The optima of phase shift and equilibrium bubble size are less significant due to a valley-like shape of the error function. Nevertheless, reasonable values are found that lead to estimations of pressure and temperature peaks during bubble collapse.

Keywords: acoustic cavitation, dual frequency excitation, error function, GPU, Keller-Miksis equation, parameter fitting
Published online
2019-08-23
How to Cite
Varga, R. and Mettin, R. (2019) “High Dimensional Parameter Fitting of the Keller–Miksis Equation on an Experimentally Observed Dual-Frequency Driven Acoustic Bubble”, Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, 64(4), pp. 326-335. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPme.14141.
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