Theoretical Predictions for Scattering from Elastic Solid Cylinders with Hemispherical Caps and Comparison with Data
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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The extended boundary condition equations due to Waterman have led to a T-matrix that can describe scattering from axially symmetric targets over a broad frequency range. Recent interest in scattering from cylinders with hemispherical end caps has prompted us to analyzed several examples from Le Havre. All phenomena predicted by the T-matrix calculations are confirmed by the data. In addition, bending resonances are predicted by the theoretical calculations and compared with predictions from bar theory. A series of predictions are made for various materials and aspect ratios to aid future experimental work.
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