Experimental study of a thermoacoustic termination of a traveling-wave tube

John Kordomenos, Anthony A. Atchley, Richard Raspet, Henry E. Bass

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Much of the recent experimental work in thermoacoustics has concentrated on standing wave systems. A recent analysis of traveling-wave thermoacoustics [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 94, 2232-2239 (1993)] prompted an experimental study. The measurements presented herein confirm theoretical predictions that the work done on a traveling wave is thermoacoustic in nature and not due to a Stirling cycle. Experimental response curves are given for two different terminations and compared to theory. The thermoacoustic effect provides a modest change in the reflected and transmitted amplitudes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623-1628
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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