A Summary on Reflection and Scattering of Acoustic Waves from Model Surfaces,
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEFENSE RESEARCH LAB
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These studies have included both analytical and experimental investigations, with the experimental work being done in a laboratory tank which has provisions for precise control of the parameters of the experiment. Full-scale experiments at sea are expensive and time consuming, and particular aspects of reflection theory are often obscurred by sea or bottom conditions that cannot be controlled. The small-scale experiments in the acoustic tank with model surfaces provide information rapidly and accurately to compare with mathematical models. These mathematical models can then be used to predict the reflection and scattering of sound by the ocean boundaries for full-scale conditions.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Theoretical Mathematics
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors