Accession Number : AD0752881

Title :   Proceedings of the Sonic Boom Symposium (2nd) Sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America (80th Meeting) Held at Houston, Texas on 3 November 1970,

Corporate Author : ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Ribner,Herbert S. ; Hubbard,Harvey H.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 152

Abstract : A major environmental effect of supersonic flight that sets it apart from other aircraft operations is the sonic boom. The wave pattern that travels with the aircraft--rather like the bow wave of a ship--sweeps over underlying areas and mimics the advancing shock wave of a mild explosion. Impelled by the prospect of civil supersonic transport (SST) aircraft, there has been a great volume of research on the sonic boom and its effects, particularly during the last decade. The state-of-the-art as of 1965 was summed up in the first Sonic Boom Symposium sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America, held in St. Louis. The state-of-the-art as of 1970 was largely summed up in the second Sonic Boom Symposium held in Houston five years later on 3 November 1970. The 1970 Symposium consisted again of a series of invited papers, for the most part of a survey nature. The authors were drawn from the international community of researchers on sonic boom and its effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SONIC BOOM, SYMPOSIA), ACOUSTICS, SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, SHOCK WAVES, PROPAGATION, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), HUMANS, ANIMALS, BEHAVIOR

Subject Categories : Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE