Shallow Water Acoustics

Time-Domain Simulations of Acoustic Propagation Through Shallow Water

Shira Lynn Broschat, John B. Schneider, and Patrick J. Flynn,,

Washington State University
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
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Pullman, WA 99164-2752
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This research was supported by the Office of Naval Research (Code 321OA).

These animations show the acoustic pressure found within a 36.00 m by 6.075 m (118.11' by 19.9311') computational domain. Four separate simulations are presented. In each simulation the source consists of a twenty element phased array. Transient illumination is used and the center frequency is 7.5 kHz ( m). The average water depth is 5.28125 m (17.3269'). Each animation represents 25.0 ms of real-time data.

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The four simulations are as follows:

  1. Flat.
  2. Flat & scatterer.
  3. Rough.
  4. Rough & scatterer.

Note that is the rms surface height and is the correlation length.