Accession Number : ADA117847

Title :   On the Current Status of Theoretical Modeling of Acoustic Waves in Saturated Sediments.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Bedford,Anthony

PDF Url : ADA117847

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A brief, critical discussion is given of efforts to develop theoretical models for wave propagation in saturated marine sediments. The modeling of propagation in unbounted media is considered as well as the problem of wave reflection at the water/saturated sediment interface. It is concluded that, while important and substantial process has been made, much work remains, particularly with regard to the characterization of the viscoelastic properties of sediments at low frequencies.

Descriptors :   *Sound transmission, *Sediments, Saturation, Acoustic waves, Interactions, Ocean bottom, Reflection, Interfaces, Sea water

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE