Bottom Penetration at Shallow Grazing Angles II
Final rept. 31 Dec 1990-31 Dec 1991
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABS
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A study was made of acoustic propagation through sandy sediments. It was done in two parts. First an acoustic model for penetration based on the Biot model was considered. The model was used to predict phase velocities, attenuations, reflection coefficients, and pressure amplitudes in the sediment. Second, a preliminary model for acoustic backscatter from a distribution of gas bubbles was developed. The model involves a combination of existing theories for backscattering strengths from individual bubbles with a hypothetical bubble size distribution function which is related to the sediment rain size distribution.