Accession Number : AD0433147


Title :   ANALYSIS OF ECHOES FROM A HOLLOW METALLIC SPHERE IN WATER,


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA


Personal Author(s) : Hickling,Robert


Report Date : Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : The nature of sonar echoes from a hollow metallic sphere in water is investigated theoretically in relation to the thickness of the shell and the contents of the hollow region. Steady state solutions are presented for iron and aluminum spheres filled with water, and for iron spheres with a vacuum inside. Calculated results for pulsed sound suggest that part of the echo originates from a type of flexural wave moving around the shell, which changes into a surface wave as the shell thickness increases. Significant differences in echo structure occur when the interior region is changed from water to a vacuum. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SONAR TARGETS , SPHERES , UNDERWATER SOUND , THICKNESS , IRON , ALUMINUM , WATER , VACUUM , EQUATIONS , SONAR SIGNALS , SONAR PULSES , SONAR


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE