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Article dans Wave Motion (2017)

Weakly nonlinear propagation of small-wavelength, impulsive acoustic waves in a general atmosphere

J.F. Scott, P. Blanc-Benon, O. Gainville

Weakly nonlinear propagation of small-wavelength, impulsive acoustic waves in a general atmosphere

Multiple-scale asymptotic analysis is applied to small-wavelength, weakly nonlinear propagation of an impulsive acoustic wave in a general (3D, in-motion and time dependent) atmosphere. In keeping with previous work on sonic booms and nonlinear acoustics in general, the result is a combination of ray tracing and a generalised Burgers equation describing evolution of the waveform carried by a ray. This is nonetheless, to our knowledge, the first derivation of such a model based on asymptotic analysis of the governing equations for a general atmosphere. Results are given, discussed and compared with measurements for the particular example of the test explosion known as Misty Picture.
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