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.