a1 Department of Mathematics, University of Wollongong, P. O. Box 1144, Wollongong, N.S.W. 2500
An expression for the impluse due to a vapour (cavitation) bubble is obtained in terms of an integral over a nearby boundary. Examples for a point source near a free surface, rigid boundary, inertial boundary and a fluid of different density are considered. It appears that the sign of the impluse determines the direction a cavitation bubble will migrate and the direction of the high speed liquid jet during the collapse phase. The theory may explain recent observations on buoyant bubbles near an interface between two fluids of different densities.
(Received February 26 1981)