Physical Acoustics V2B

Physical Acoustics V2B

Principles and Methods

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editor: Warren P. Mason
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151948

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Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods, Volume II, Part B: Properties of Polymers and Nonlinear Acoustics presents the applications of the methods for detecting and generating sound waves. This book deals with more closely packed materials than found in liquid, which retain the ability to perform some atomic movements. Comprised of six chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the significant method for measuring nonlinearities in liquids and solids in the light diffraction method. This text then describes the basic generalization of linear viscoelastic theory, which is the only theory with enough power, range, and simplicity to be of use in relating the mechanical properties as a whole. Other chapters consider the phenomena that are observed during time-dependent dilatation of amorphous polymers and discuss the relationship of this behavior to that observed during shearing deformation. The final chapter deals with the distortion of the ultrasonic waveform arising from nonlinearity. Physicists and researchers will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous and Future Volumes

    7 Relaxations in Polymer Solutions, Liquids, and Gels

    I. Introduction

    II. General Reaction of Viscoelastic Materials to Time-Dependent Stressing

    III. Theory for Coiled Molecules

    IV. Analysis of Experimental Data

    V. Experimental Methods

    VI. Experimental Results


    8 Relaxation Spectra and Relaxation Processes in Solid Polymers and Glasses

    I. Introduction

    II. Polymers

    III. Inorganic Glasses

    IV. Inorganic Polymers


    9 Volume Relaxations in Amorphous Polymers

    I. Introduction

    II. Phenomenological Relations

    III. Molecular Theories

    IV. Experimental Techniques and Results

    V. Conclusions


    10 Nonlinear Acoustics

    I. Introduction

    II. Propagation of a Finite-Amplitude Plane Wave in Non-dissipative and Dissipative Media

    III. Experimental Verification of Theory

    IV. The Interaction of Finite-Amplitude Beams

    V. Conclusion


    11 Acoustic Streaming

    List of Symbols

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Equations

    III. Solutions for the Streaming Velocity

    IV. Experimental Results


    12 Use of Light Diffraction in Measuring the Parameter of Nonlinearity of Liquids and the Photoelastic Constants of Solids

    I. Nonlinearity of Liquids

    II. Photoelastic Constants of Solids


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151948

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Warren P. Mason

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