Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Acoustics in an Ideal Medium
Chapter 2. Sound Scattering in a Viscous Medium
Chapter 3. Applications of Scattering Theory
Chapter 4. Addenda to Moving Media Acoustics
“Dr. Semenov is amongst few scientists who have provided theoretical background to the challenges associated with scattering, propagation and diffraction of sound in the vicinity of moving bodies and particles showing substantial yield of ambient media motion in observed field. Lighthill equation rather than conventional Helmholtz equation is used to describe sound propagation there. In fact this book provides valuable contribution to classical scattering theory and acoustics of moving inhomogeneous media. Disclosed laws and relationships are to be used in practical underwater and atmospheric acoustics. The text is rich in physical details and approximations explaining limits of known laws, such as Rayleigh law, as well as endorsing validity and reality of achieved results. The book is essential for any scientist or engineer taking a serious interest in accurate prediction of experiment data observed in media comprising moving inhomogeneities.” – Prof. Sergey N. Kulichkov, Deputy Director, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Laureate of Russian Government prize in the field of physical sciences
“This book is written by experienced specialist in acoustics of moving media Dr. Andrew (Andrey) Semenov from Acoustics Institute in Moscow, Russia. It shows insufficiency of current state-of-the art in moving media acoustics. Main chapters of the book are related to the detailed description of sound scattering by moving bodies taking into account specifics of ambient flow and wake arguing their decisive contribution to observed sound signals, say, for ships in ocean or turbulence in atmosphere. This approach developed by the author since the very beginning of 1990s published mainly in ”Acoustical Physics” and realized in new laws and relationships predicting decay rate of sound propagation in moving turbulent inhomogeneous media. Another impressive and informative chapter of the book is related to new partitions of conventional moving media acoustics and especially to the nature of nonlinear losses in vortical superfluid. In general, book will be useful for acousticians and engineers developing acoustic systems for underwater or atmosphere observations, and also for technologists using intensive sound fields for micro and nano items development based on applications of acoustic treatment in solution of moving particles.” – Prof. Igor B. Esipov, Full Professor of Physics Department in I.M. Gubkin’s Oil and Gas University, Moscow, Russia, Vice Editor-in-Chief of “Acoustical Physics” journal, Russian Acoustical Society Executive Board member, Acoustical Society of America member
The book is addressed to physicists and engineers evaluating underwater system potential or developing novel hydroacoustics detection utilities. It could be of interest to specialists involved in atmosphere and ocean ecology acoustics inspection. Book would be helpful to technologists developing procedures based on acoustic treatment of solutions comprising moving particles. With aid of this book specialists could found the origin, development and modification of actual sound field intensity distribution in their problems. Book will be useful as well to undergraduate and graduate students of these specialties.