Accession Number : ADA266120
Title : Strong Resonance Features Present in the Acoustic Signatures of Submerged Elastic Structures
Descriptive Note : Final journal article rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
Personal Author(s) : Werby, Michael F ; Gaunaurd, Gulliermo C
Report Date : Dec 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 12
Abstract : Acoustic signals scattered from submerged elastic targets have produced interesting backscattered signals in the appropriate frequency region particularly because of the presence of resonances. Considerable work has been done for spherically and cylindrically shape objects out to moderate frequencies for both solids and shells. Only recently, however, have researchers reported results for elongated objects such as spheroidal solids and shells. Further the higher-frequency region for spheres has not been investigated extensively. A series of calculations that are characteristic of elongated targets or of spherical shells in the higher-frequency region are reported. Some of the discussed results involve bending resonances caused by obliquely incident plane waves on elongated objects and their relation to flexural resonances of beams; classes of resonances that are related to waves creeping long the longest and shortest meridians of a spheroid flexural resonances A resonances) for shells in the time domain near the coincidence frequency; and high-frequency thickness effects when scattering from shells, and their prediction based on flat plate theory. Several numerical examples are shown.
Descriptors : *ACOUSTIC SIGNATURES , *ACOUSTIC RESONANCE , REPRINTS , COMPUTATIONS , ACOUSTIC SCATTERING , BACKSCATTERING , SHALLOW WATER
Subject Categories : Acoustics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE