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Numerical studies of bubble dynamics in laser thrombolysis
Author(s): Edward J. Chapyak; Robert P. Godwin
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Paper Abstract

The applicability of modern numerical hydrodynamic methods for modeling the bubble dynamics occurring in laser thrombolysis is addressed. An idealized test problem is formulated and comparisons are made between numerical and analytical results. We find that approximately 23% of the available energy is radiated acoustically in one cycle with larger fractions likely to be radiated under more realistic conditions. We conclude that this approach shows promise in helping to optimize design parameters.

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Date Published: 17 May 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2671, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239992
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Edward J. Chapyak, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Robert P. Godwin, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2671:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI
C. Thomas Vangsness; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; Graham M. Watson; R. Rox Anderson; R. Rox Anderson; Royice B. Everett; Douglas E. Ott; Reza S. Malek; Rodney A. White; Lloyd P. Tate; Aaron P. Perlmutter, Editor(s)

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