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Influence of the boundaries on the acoustic scattering by a submerged target

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Date Issued:
2005
Summary:
In shallow water or fluid half-space, the acoustic scattering from a target is significantly different from that of an unbounded medium, due to the multiple reflections occurring between the target and the boundaries. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the influence of the boundaries on the acoustic scattering of a rigid sphere by means of a superposition method. A minimum number of point sources necessary to accurately model the scattered field is determined in the case of a free medium, a fluid half-space and a waveguide. The free field symmetry vanishes due to the presence of boundaries and, at particular frequencies or scatterer depths, a significant change in the magnitude and spatial distribution of the scattered field occur. In an unbounded medium or fluid half space, the superposition method is shown to give similar results to analytical formulations found in the literature, provided enough point sources are used.
Title: Influence of the boundaries on the acoustic scattering by a submerged target.
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Name(s): Charmes, Emmanuel.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Beaujean, Pierre-Philippe, Thesis advisor
Cuschieri, Joseph M., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 141 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: In shallow water or fluid half-space, the acoustic scattering from a target is significantly different from that of an unbounded medium, due to the multiple reflections occurring between the target and the boundaries. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the influence of the boundaries on the acoustic scattering of a rigid sphere by means of a superposition method. A minimum number of point sources necessary to accurately model the scattered field is determined in the case of a free medium, a fluid half-space and a waveguide. The free field symmetry vanishes due to the presence of boundaries and, at particular frequencies or scatterer depths, a significant change in the magnitude and spatial distribution of the scattered field occur. In an unbounded medium or fluid half space, the superposition method is shown to give similar results to analytical formulations found in the literature, provided enough point sources are used.
Identifier: 9780496965847 (isbn), 13211 (digitool), FADT13211 (IID), fau:10069 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2005.
Subject(s): Electromagnetic waves--Scattering
Acoustical engineering
Sound-waves--Measurement
Wave-motion, Theory of
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