Equation for the intensity of acoustic rays deflected by an object in a variable velocity medium

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  • A general formula is derived for the acoustic intensity reflected by an object of arbitrary shape embedded in a medium of variable index of refraction. Formulas are applicable in the ray acoustics limit. As specific examples, contours of equal acoustic intensity over a planar receiver surface are calculated for a plane wave of sound incident upon an ellipsoid and upon a sphere embedded in medium in which the velocity is a linear function of depth. © 1974, American Association of Physics Teachers. All rights reserved.
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  • Burkhard DG; Shealy DL
  • Start Page

  • 1327
  • End Page

  • 1335
  • Volume

  • 56
  • Issue

  • 5