Cavitation bubble dynamics in soft biological material
Dr Ashfaq Adnan (University of Texas, Arlington, US)
Dynamic cavitation in soft materials is gaining interests due to emerging medical implications such as the potential of cavitation-induced brain injury or cavitation created by therapeutic medical devices. Our current understanding of dynamic cavitation in soft materials is still limited primarily due to unavailability of robust constitutive relations of soft materials in dynamic environment. This talk will cover cavitation nucleation mechanisms in soft materials such as gelatin and simulated extra cellular matrix. Recent progress on the development of viscoelastic constitutive models for gels will be discussed.