Acoustic radiation from an impulsively excited elastic plate

Seroj S. Mackertich, Sabih I. Hayek

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The acoustic radiated pressure time signature of a submerged elastic plate which is impulsively loaded is predicted analytically by use of integral transforms on time and space. The first arrival of the acoustic pulse at an observer point in the medium was shown to correspond to the acoustic time of arrival for the normal distance from the observer to the plate. After the first arrival, the time signature oscillates with decreasing amplitude with the passage of time. The period of oscillation was shown to increase with time and the decay rate was shown to decay inversely with elasped time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1021-1028
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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