The nonlinear interaction of two plane waves in a viscous medium

Zhong Yue Jiang, James F. Greenleaf

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Earlier studies [P. J. Westervelt, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 29, 199-203, 934- 935 (1957)] of the mutual nonlinear interaction of two plane waves of sound with each other are extended to include the viscous effect. The viscous effect is considered both from the equations of motion and the equation of state of the medium. An analytical solution to the lowest-order scattering process is obtained if the viscous effect of second order and higher can be neglected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2783-2790
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1996


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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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