Diffraction and attenuation of a tone burst in mono-relaxing media

Yefim Dain, Richard M. Lueptow*

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The influence of intrinsic absorption in a relaxing medium and the resulting three-dimensional diffraction correction of the magnitude of the acoustic pressure averaged over the surface of a receiver is investigated for a tone burst. A rigorous formula for the damped acoustic pressure average at the receiver was obtained for arbitrary pulsed waves in a mono-relaxing medium. Depending on the pulse oscillation frequency, envelope duration, and relaxation frequency of the media, the plane wave burst envelope can be reduced, amplified, or otherwise deformed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1416-1423
Number of pages8
Journaljournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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