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Acoustic scattering from a strained region

By David Allwright, Gareth Jones and William Parnell


A composite material consists of a rubber filled with gas-filled microspheres. In underwater applications it is compressed hydrostatically by a pressure that may be not insignificant compared with the shear modulus of the rubber, so large strains are produced around each spherical inclusion. When these spherical inclusions scatter an incident acoustic wave, the strained region around an inclusion has had its elastic properties altered by the large static strain. Thales Underwater Systems asked the Study Group to address the question of how this strained region affects the elastic scattering, bearing in mind that the dynamic shear modulus differs from its static value

Topics: Materials, Aerospace and defence
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:67/core70

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