Slow bubble growth and dissolution in a viscoelastic fluid

I. S. Vrentas, C. M. Vrentas

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A simple equation is derived for the time dependence of the bubble radius for the diffusion-induced slow growth or dissolution of a spherical gas bubble in a viscoelastic fluid of infinite extent. The constitutive equation for a first-order fluid and a surface-volume perturbation scheme are used to develop the solution, and the effect of viscosity level and elasticity on the bubble dynamics is considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2093-2103
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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