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Influence of Internal Waves on Underwater Acoustic Propagation

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (1), Pages 73-76, January,2 (2012)


The harmonic excitation is taken imperfect, i.e., with a random phase modulation due to Gaussian white noise, accounting for both chaotic and stochastic behavior. Simulated turbulence is represented using the potential theory line vortex approach. Simulations are conducted for long range propagation, 1000km, containing internal wave fields with added deterministic effects and are compared to those fields with non-deterministic properties. These results show that long range acoustic propagation has a very strong dependence on the intensity of deterministic fluctuations. Numerical analysis for short range propagation, 10km, was constructed for sound passage through the following perturbation scenarios: simulated turbulence, an internal wave field, and a field of internal waves and simulated turbulence combined.


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