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dc.contributor.advisor Bayazitoglu, Yildiz
dc.creatorFuentes, Arturo Alejandro
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:39:28Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/19493
dc.description.abstract A general theory for the dynamics of aspherical droplets useful to interpret frequency spectra more accurately for thermophysical property measurements was developed. The oscillations of a non-spherical droplet oscillating about an oblate spheroid subjected to external forces are considered. The effect of the static deformation and the interaction between the drop oscillation and the external field on the resonance are investigated. The analysis developed can be extended to consider different static shape deformation shapes. In order to validate the analytical predictions and to conduct further investigations, an experimental apparatus and a novel experimental procedure were developed. Experimental data and observations on the frequency splitting and surface tension, and the dynamics of the droplet in the experimental apparatus are presented. Finally, the effect of fullerenes on some dynamic features of levitated droplets is investigated.
dc.format.extent 89 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMechanical engineering
Acoustics
dc.title Dynamics of deformed droplets: Thermophysical property measurement using acoustic levitation
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Fuentes, Arturo Alejandro. "Dynamics of deformed droplets: Thermophysical property measurement using acoustic levitation." (2000) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/19493.


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