Journal article

Acoustic streaming and the induced forces between two spheres

D Fabre, J Jalal, J Leontini, R Manasseh

Journal of Fluid Mechanics | Published : 2017

Abstract

The ability of acoustic microstreaming to cause a pair of particles to attract or repel is investigated. Expanding the flow around two spheres in terms of a small-amplitude parameter measuring the amplitude of the forcing, the leading order is an oscillating flow field with zero mean representing the effect of the applied acoustic field, while the second-order correction contains a steady streaming component. A modal decomposition in the azimuthal direction reduces the problem to a few linear problems in a two-dimensional domain corresponding to the meridional ($r,z$) plane. The analysis computes both the intricate flow fields and the mean forces felt by both spheres. If the spheres ..

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