Apparatus and Process for Determining the Composition of Fluid-Filled Cavities.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An apparatus and method for determining the material properties characterizing a fluid contained in a cavity inside a solid comprises analyzing the resonances in the amplitude of elastic waves scattered by the cavity. Specifically, the resonance positions and their widths are used to determine the sound speed and the density of the cavity filler. The sound speed is found from the spacing between two consecutive overtones of any mode, which asymptotically becomes uniform for the higher-index overtones. The density is obtained from the width of any high order resonance and accordingly, all the information about the material composition of the filler is contained, and can be extracted, from the high-frequency asymptotic region. Author
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