Collapse of Non-axisymmetric Cavities
Enriquez, Oscar R.; Peters, Ivo R.; Gekle, Stephan; Schmidt, Laura; Versluis, Michel; van der Meer, Devaraj; Lohse, Detlef
A round disk with a harmonic disturbance impacts on a water surface and creates a non-axisymmetric cavity which collapses under the influence of hydrostatic pressure. We use disks deformed with mode m=2 to m=6. For all mode numbers we find clear evidence for a phase inversion of the cavity wall during the collapse. We present a fluid dynamics video showing high speed imaging of different modes, pointing out the characteristic features during collapse.
Cavity collapse; Fluid dynamics