Assessment of Acoustic Iterative Inverse Method for Bubble Sizing to Experimental Data

  • Choi, Bok-Kyoung (Marine Environment Research Department, KORDI) ;
  • Kim, Bong-Chae (Marine Environment Research Department, KORDI) ;
  • Kim, Byoung-Nam (BK21 Physics Research Division and Institute of Basic Science, Department of Physics, SungKyunKwan University) ;
  • Yoon, Suk-Wang (BK21 Physics Research Division and Institute of Basic Science, Department of Physics, SungKyunKwan University)
  • Published : 2006.12.31

Abstract

Comparative study was carried out for an acoustic iterative inverse method to estimate bubble size distributions in water. Conventional bubble sizing methods consider only sound attenuation for sizing. Choi and Yoon [IEEE, 26(1), 125-130 (2001)] reported an acoustic iterative inverse method, which extracts the sound speed component from the measured sound attenuation. It can more accurately estimate the bubble size distributions in water than do the conventional methods. The estimation results of acoustic iterative inverse method were compared with other experimental data. The experimental data show good agreement with the estimation from the acoustic iterative inverse method. This iterative technique can be utilized for bubble sizing in the ocean.

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