Physical Acoustics

Physical Acoustics

Principles and Methods

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editor: Warren P. Mason
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483274393

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Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods, Volume l—Part A focuses on high frequency sound waves in gases, liquids, and solids that have been proven as powerful tools in analyzing the molecular, defect, domain wall, and other types of motions. The selection first tackles wave propagation in fluids and normal solids and guided wave propagation in elongated cylinders and plates. Discussions focus on fundamentals of continuum mechanics; small-amplitude waves in a linear viscoelastic medium; representation of oscillations and waves; and special effects associated with guided elastic waves in plates and cylinders. The book also touches on piezoelectric and piezomagnetic materials and their functions in transducers, including polycrystalline ferroelectrics, equations of the piezoelectric medium, and equivalent circuits. The publication takes a look at ultrasonic methods for measuring the mechanical properties of liquids and solids and the use of piezoelectric crystals and mechanical resonators in filters and oscillators. The text then ponders on guided wave ultrasonic delay lines and multiple reflection ultrasonic delay lines, as well as transmission of sound waves in solids, torsional mode delay lines, and transducer considerations. The selection is a valuable reference for readers interested in physical acoustics.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    Contributors to Part A


    Contents of Volume I-Part B

    1. Wave Propagation in Fluids and Normal Solids

    I. Introduction

    II. Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics

    III. Representation of Oscillations and Waves

    IV. Small-Amplitude Waves in Fluids

    V. Small-Amplitude Waves in Isotropic Linear Elastic Solids

    VI. Small-Amplitude Waves in A Linear Viscoelastic Medium

    VII. Small-Amplitude Waves in Crystals

    VIII. Small-Amplitude Waves in Strained Elastic Crystals


    2. Guided Wave Propagation in Elongated Cylinders and Plates

    I. Introduction

    II. Modes of Propagation in Plates

    III. Modes of Propagation in Solid Cylinders

    IV. Applications of Theories For Guided Waves in Plates And Cylinders

    V. Special Effects Associated With Guided Elastic Waves in Plates and Cylinders


    General References

    3. Piezoelectric and Piezomagnetic Materials and Their Function in Transducers

    I. Historical Introduction

    II. Piezoelectric Properties of Important Crystals

    III. Equations of The Piezoelectric Medium

    IV. Polycrystalline Ferroelectrics

    V. Common Modes of Vibration For Piezoelectric Solids

    VI. Equivalent Circuits

    VII. Piezomagnetic Materials


    4. Ultrasonic Methods For Measuring the Mechanical Properties of Liquids and Solids

    I. A General Look At Methods

    II. Transmission Line Equations For Mechanical Vibrations

    III. Techniques For Low-Viscosity Liquids

    IV. Viscoelastic Liquids

    V. Plastics and Rubber-Like Materials

    VI. Measuring Techniques For Hard Solids

    VII. Measurement of Elastic Moduli of Single Crystals


    5. Use of Piezoelectric Crystals and Mechanical Resonators in Filters and Oscillators


    II. Propagation Properties of Waves in Gases, Liquids, and Solids

    III. Piezoelectric Crystal Elements

    IV. Filter Circuits Employing Crystal and Ceramic Resonators

    V. Crystal Controlled Oscillators

    VI. Electromechanical Selectors and Filter Systems



    6. Guided Wave Ultrasonic Delay Lines

    I. Introduction

    II. Torsional Mode Delay Lines

    III. Shear Mode Strip Delay Lines

    IV. Longitudinal Mode Wire Delay Lines

    V. Longitudinal Mode Dispersive Strip Delay Lines

    VI. Longitudinal Mode Dispersive Strip Delay Lines with Tapered Thickness

    VII. Transducer Considerations


    7. Multiple Reflection Ultrasonic Delay Lines

    I. Historical Introduction

    II. Transmission of Sound Waves in Solids

    III. Forms of Straight Path and Multiple Reflection Delay Lines

    IV. Further Work and Future Developments


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 532
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483274393

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Warren P. Mason

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