Accession Number:

ADA009663

Title:

Survey of Sonic Boom Phenomena for the Non-Specialist

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1974-Feb 1975

Corporate Author:

H H AEROSPACE DESIGN CO ELMSFORD NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this document is to make available to the non- specialist and non-scientist a review of the technical concepts underlying the work done in the field of sonic boom research. It contains a non-technical discussion of the acoustic mechanisms which are fundamental in sonic boom phenomena, using photographs of water wave analogues. Then the report discusses a variety of basic aspects including generation, propagation, minimization, human response and social criteria, structural and wildlife response, threshold Mach number operations and simulation methods. The report sites many references and draws extensively on a recent review for investigators in the field of sonic boom prepared by L. J. Runyan and E. J. Kane.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE