超音波浮揚した液滴の挙動解析に関する和田（OB）の論文が Japanese Journal of Applied Physics に掲載されました。
Y. Wada, K. Yuge, H. Tanaka, and K. Nakamura, “Analysis of an ultrasonically rotating droplet by moving particle semi-implicit and distributed point source method in a rotational coordinate,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 56, no. 7S1, 07JE01 (2017).
Numerical analysis on the rotation of an ultrasonically levitated droplet in centrifugal coordinate is discussed. A droplet levitated in an acoustic chamber is simulated using the distributed point source method and the moving particle semi-implicit method. Centrifugal coordinate is adopted to avoid the Laplacian differential error, which causes numerical divergence or inaccuracy in the global coordinate calculation. Consequently, the duration of calculation stability has increased 30 times longer than that in a the previous paper. Moreover, the droplet radius versus rotational acceleration characteristics show a similar trend to the theoretical and experimental values in the literature.