Accession Number : AD0634758

Title :   DIFFRACTION OF A PLANE WAVE BY A PARABOLOID OF REVOLUTION.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE RESEARCH LAB UNIV OF TEXAS AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Karal, F. C.

Report Date : OCT 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : Diffraction problems involving periodic plane waves incident upon a material body have been treated in detail for a large variety of shapes. The paraboloid of revolution, however, has apparently been neglected in the literature. It is the purpose of the present thesis to carry out an investigation of this general problem. The specific problems considered are the diffraction of a plane sound wave by a paraboloid of revolution, the diffraction of an electromagnetic plane wave by a perfectly conducting paraboloid of revolution, and the diffraction of an electromagnetic plane wave by a dielectric paraboloid of revolution. The first and second problems are considered in some detail, but the third, due to complexity of the results, is carried only to the point where the boundary conditions can be found.

Descriptors :   (*SOUND, SCATTERING), (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *DIFFRACTION), BODIES OF REVOLUTION, REFLECTION, DIELECTRICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Acoustics
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE