This paper presents a spectral analysis of the acoustic fields in stationary plane stratified fluids whose densities and sound speeds are functions of the depth. The analysis is based on families of normal mode fields that have simple physical interpretations. The acoustic field in such a fluid may be described
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Stratified fluids whose densities, sound speeds and other parameters are functions of a single depth coordinate occur widely in nature. Indeed, the earth's gravitational field imposes a stratification on its atmosphere, oceans and lakes. It is well known that their stratification has a profound effect on the propagation of sound
Authors: Calvin H. Wilcox, UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF MATHEMATICS.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher:
Transient acoustic wave propagation is analyzed for the case of plane-stratified fluids having density rho(y) and sound speed c(y) at depth y. For infinite fluids it is assumed that the (in general discontinuous) functions rho(y), c(y) are uniformly positive and bounded and satisfy abs.val (rho(y) - rho(at infinity)) or =