ME520 – Acoustics I

Introduction to wave propagation and sound. General concepts such as quantitative measures of sound, plane waves, and acoustic energy density and intensity.

 

Major themes include:


Perception of sound.


Derivation of wave equation.


Reflection, transmission and refraction of sound.


Normal modes: vibrating membranes, and sound in a rectangular enclosure.


Acoustic horns.


Propagation in stratified media – ray acoustics.


Absorption and attenuation of sound waves.


Acoustic waves in spherical co-ordinate systems.




 

Examples and case studies
are drawn from a variety of applications.


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

ME 520 Acoustics I – Next Offering Fall 2010 – Enroll Now