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Acoustics in Moving Inhomogeneous Media

2nd Edition

By Vladimir E. Ostashev, D. Keith Wilson

CRC Press

542 pages

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Description

Introduces Systematic Formulations for Use in Acoustic Applications



Acoustics in Moving Inhomogeneous Media, Second Edition offers a uniquely complete and rigorous study of sound propagation and scattering in moving media with deterministic and random inhomogeneities. This study is of great importance in many fields including atmospheric and oceanic acoustics, aeroacoustics, acoustics of turbulent flows, remote sensing of the atmosphere and ocean, noise pollution in the atmosphere, and wave propagation.



Provides Sensible Explanations Using Step-by-Step Practice





The book begins by considering sound propagation through moving media with deterministic inhomogeneities such as vertical profiles of temperature and wind velocity in the atmosphere. It moves on to a new study of sound propagation and scattering in media with random inhomogeneities in adiabatic sound speed, density, and medium velocity. Then this second edition newly sets out state-of-the-art numerical methods for calculating the sound field and its statistical characteristics in moving inhomogeneous media, which is particularly useful for those working in atmospheric acoustics and studying noise pollution. Numerical codes are provided on the book’s website www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780415564168





Covered in three parts, this second edition:









  • Incorporates new results developed since the previous edition


  • Rewrites and extends the text with formulations of sound propagation and scattering in random moving media


  • Describes numerical methods for performing calculations involving equations from the first two parts






Acoustics in Moving Inhomogeneous Media, Second Edition serves as the basis of a graduate course in atmospheric and oceanic acoustics or as a rigorous reference work

Table of Contents

I Theoretical foundations of acoustics in moving media. Introduction to acoustics in a moving medium. Equations for acoustic and internal gravity waves in an inhomogeneous moving medium. Geometrical acoustics in an inhomogeneous moving medium. Wave theory of sound propagation in a stratified moving medium. Moving sound sources and receivers. II Sound propagation and scattering in random moving media. Random inhomogeneities in a moving medium and scattering of sound. Line-of-sight sound propagation in a random moving medium. Multipath sound propagation in a random moving medium. III Numerical methods for sound propagation in moving media. Numerical representation of random fields. Ray acoustics and ground interactions. Wave-based frequency-domain methods. Wave-based time-domain methods. Uncertainty in sound propagation and its quantification. Bibliography. Index.

About the Authors

Dr. Vladimir E. Ostashev is a senior research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) of the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) and a government expert for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the Moscow Physics and Technology Institute, Russia in 1979. Since 1979, he has worked at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Moscow, Russia), Acoustics Institute (Moscow, Russia), and New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM), and is an associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and JASA Express Letters.





Dr. D. Keith Wilson is a research physical scientist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), in Hanover, NH. He received a Ph.D. in acoustics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1992. Dr. Wilson has been awarded U.S. Army Research and Development Achievement Awards on four occasions and received the U.S. Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2012. He is associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, founding editor of JASA Express Letters, and a member of the Acoustical Society of America, the Institute for Noise Control Engineering, and the American Meteorological Society.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC000000
ARCHITECTURE / General
TEC001000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Acoustics & Sound
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical