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Non-dimensional groups in the description of finite-amplitude sound propagation through aerosolsSeveral parameters, which have fairly transparent physical interpretations, appear in the analytic description of finite-amplitude sound propagation through aerosols. Typically, each of these parameters characterizes, in some sense, either the sound or the aerosol. It also turns out that fairly obvious combinations of these parameters yield non-dimensional groups which, in turn, characterize the nature of the acoustic-aerosol interaction. This theme is developed in order to illustrate how a quick examination of such parameters and groups can yield information about the nature of the processes involved, without the necessity of extensive mathematical analysis. This concept is developed primarily from the viewpoint of sound propagation through aerosols, although complimentary acoustic-aerosol interaction phenomena are briefly noted.
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Conference Paper
Scott, D. S.
(Toronto Univ. Ontario)
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August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
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Publication: NASA. Langley Res. Center Advan. in Eng. Sci., Vol. 3
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