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17 May 1996 Numerical studies of bubble dynamics in laser thrombolysis
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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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Edward J. Chapyak and Robert P. Godwin "Numerical studies of bubble dynamics in laser thrombolysis", Proc. SPIE 2671, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI, (17 May 1996);

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