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Singularities of wavefields and sonic boom

Kaouri, Katerina, Allwright, D.J., Chapman, C.J. and Ockendon, J.R. 2008. Singularities of wavefields and sonic boom. Wave Motion 45 (3) , pp. 217-237. 10.1016/j.wavemoti.2007.06.003

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This paper analyses the generic singularities that can occur in wavefields driven by point acoustic sources moving steadily or accelerating in homogeneous or stratified atmospheres. These situations are unified by the result that the strongest wavefields satisfy the Tricomi equation, except in cases of very strong focusing of acoustic rays. The implications for sonic boom carpets are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0165-2125
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 May 2018
Date of Acceptance: 20 June 2007
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2018 20:59

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