Offered Every Fall

Credit Hours: 3-0-3
Prerequisites: ME 6760 or AE 6760 or equivalent or with the consent of the instructor.
Catalog Description: Radiation and scattering of sound waves in fluids, duct acoustics, dissipation phenomena. Crosslisted with AE 6761.
Textbooks: David T. Blackstock, Fundamentals of Physical Acoustics, 1st Edition, John Wiley, 2000.
Allan D. Pierce, Introduction to Physical Principles and Applications, 1st Edition, Springer-Verlag, 1989 (an Acoustical Society publication).
Instructors: Anyone in the Acoustics group; Jerry Ginsberg, Kenneth Cunefare
Audience: Graduate students in Engineering or Physics interested in theoretical acoustics.
Goals: The goal of this course is to expose students to an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles governing the radiation and scattering of sound waves in fluids, the propagation of sound in ducts, and dissipation phenomena in acoustics.
  • Rayleigh integral, Greens function, Kirchhoff-Helmholtz integral
  • Baffled piston
  • Radiation problems
  • Scattering problems
  • Duct acoustics, modes
  • Acoustics in a moving medium, Doppler shift.
  • Attenuation, Dispersion, relaxation