COMPUTER SIMULATION OF FINITE-AMPLITUDE STANDING WAVES IN RIGID-WALLED DUCTS.
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The Coppens-Sanders theory for the one-dimensional, nonlinear, acoustic wave equation with dissipative term describing the viscous and thermal energy losses encountered in a rigid-walled, closed tube of large length-to-diameter ratio was applied to finite-amplitude standing waves by the use of the Fast Fourier Transform. Computer programs were written to determine the amplitudes and phases of the first 255 harmonics. Curves of harmonic distortion as a function of the strength parameter were found to be in excellent agreement with available experimental data, to agree with the Coppens-Sanders perturbation analysis, and to extend the theoretically describable regime closer to strengths leading to the formation of the shock front. Author