Singularities in Acoustic Pulse Scattering by Free-Surface Obstacles With Sharp Corners

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R. P. Shaw

Division of Interdisciplinary Studies and Research, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N. Y.

J. Appl. Mech 38(2), 526-528 (Jun 01, 1971) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408808 History: Received February 26, 1969; Revised March 24, 1970; Online July 12, 2010


The order of singularity in velocity at the corner of an infinite free-surface wedge of arbitrary angle struck by a plane acoustic pulse is found by means of the Kirchhoff integral form of the wave equation.

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