On fluid-structure interactions of a cloaked submerged spherical shell
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Backscattering from a cloaked submerged spherical shell is analyzed in the low, mid, and high frequency regimes. Complex poles of the scattered pressure amplitudes using Cauchy residue theory are evaluated in an effort to explain dominant features of the scattered pressure and how they are affected by the introduction of a cloak. The methodology used is similar to that performed by Sammelmann and Hackman in a series of papers written on scattering from an uncloaked spherical shell in the early 1990s. In general, it is found that cloaking has the effect of diminishing the amplitude and shifting tonal backscatter responses. Extreme changes of normal and tangential fluid phase velocities at the fluid-solid interface when cloaking is employed leads to elimination of the "mid-frequency enhancement" near the coincidence frequency for even modestly effective cloaks, while reduction of the "high-frequency enhancement" resulting from the "thickness quasi-resonance" near the cutoff frequency of the symmetric (SB 2) mode require more effective cloaking, but can be practically eliminated by employing a cloak that creates tangential acoustic velocities in excess of the SB 2 mode phase speed near cutoff.
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