Field Calibration of the Normal Pressure Transfer Function of a Compliant Fluid-Filled Cylinder
Patent Application, Filed 29 May 97
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A method is presented to calibrate the transfer function for a fluid-filled compliant cylinder as a function of wavenumber and frequency. An air-filled compliant cylinder has a first linear array of force sensors coupled to the cylinders exterior surface. A turbulent flow field is generated in a fluid environment about the first linear array which generates an output indicative of pressure incident thereupon. A fluid-filled compliant cylinder identical in diameter to the air-filled compliant cylinder houses a second linear array of force sensors. A similar turbulent flow field is generated in the fluid environment about the fluid-filled complaint cylinder to generate an output indicative of pressure incident upon the second linear array. The ratio of outputs is indicative of the transfer function of the fluid-filled compliant cylinder. Each output can be further adjusted by a calibrated sensitivity of the corresponding first and second linear arrays. The method compensates for elastic scattered pressure fields and the wavenumber-frequency dependence of the air-filled compliant cylinders sensitivity to pressure.
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