Thermoacoustic Effects at a Solid-Fluid Boundary: The Role of a Second-Order Thermal Expansion Coefficient
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Analytical and numerical studies are to be carried out to examine time-averaged thermal effects which are induced by the interaction of strong acoustic fields with a rigid boundary (thermoacoustic streaming). Also of interest is the significance of a second-order thermal expansion coefficient that emerges from this analysis. The model problem to be considered is that of a sphere that is acoustically levitated such that it is effectively isolated in a high-intensity standing acoustic field. The solution technique involves matched asymptotic analysis along with numerical solution of the boundary layer equations. The objective of this study is to predict the thermoacoustic streaming behavior and fully understand the role of the associated second-order thermodynamic modulus.
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