ASA 127th Meeting M.I.T. 1994 June 6-10

4aSA2. Scattering from complex fluid-loaded structures using asymptotic methods and computers.

Andrew Norris

Dept. of Mech. Aerosp. Eng., Rutgers Univ., P.O. Box 909, Piscataway, NJ 08855-0909

The coupling of acoustic energy to and from smooth fluid-loaded thin shells can be described using techniques similar to the theory of geometrical diffraction. The frequency range of interest is below flexural coincidence but still high enough that asymptotic methods are applicable, which is approximately 10