Non-linear Acoustics and Sonic Booms

ENG ME 729

Propagation of finite amplitude sound, principles of one-dimensional unsteady compressible flow. Discussion of non-linear distortion, generation of harmonics, weak shocks, N-waves, and of shock profiles. Supersonic aerodynamics, flow around bodies in supersonic flight, generation of sonic booms, non-linear acoustics theory of boom propagation through the atmosphere. Selected additional topics in non-linear acoustics.

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