Propagation of two simple acoustic transients in an isovelocity layer with perfectly-reflecting boundaries
Miller, Alan Charles
Wendt, George Frederick
Coppens, Alan B.
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The propagation of simple acoustic transients in an isovelocity water layer was investigated for the purpose of studying a relationship between the propagation of transients in ducts and in layers. The Laplace transform method was used to obtain approximate solutions for the acoustic pressure, particle velocity, and particle displacement resulting from a step-function input in velocity and the particle velocity resulting from a gated sine-wave input in velocity. Computer programs were written to evaluate and graph the resulting waveforms. The waveforms resulting from step-function and gated sine-wave inputs in velocity were observed and compared with the predicted waveforms. With the use of Mylar transducers, good correlation was obtained in the region of validity of the theoretical solutions. It was found that previously published solutions for the propagation of transients in ducts became the leading terms of the associated solutions for the layer
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