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AU - Gurbatov, Sergei N.
AU - Enflo, Bengt O.
AU - Pasmanik, Galina V.
TI - The Decay of Plane Wave Pulses With Complex Structure in a Nonlinear Dissipative Medium
JO - Acta Acustica united with Acustica
PY - 2001-01-01T00:00:00///
VL - 87
IS - 1
SP - 16
EP - 28
N2 - Nonlinear plane acoustic waves propagating through a fluid are studied using Burgers' equation with finite viscosity. The evolution of a simple N-pulse with regular and random initial amplitude and of pulses with monochromatic and noise carrier is considered. In the latter case the
initial pulses are characterized by two length scales. The length scale of the modulation function is much greater than the period or the length scale of the carrier. With increasing time the initial pulses are deformed and shocks appear. The finite viscosity leads to a finite shock width,
which does not depend on the fine structure of the initial pulse and is fully determined by the shock position in the zero viscosity limit. The other effect of nonzero viscosity is the shift of the shock position from the position at zero viscosity. This shift, as well as the linear time,
at which the nonlinear stage of evolution changes to the linear stage, depends on the fine structure of the initial pulse. It is also shown that the nonlinearity of the medium leads to generation of a nonzero mean field from an initial random field with zero mean value. The relative fluctuation
of the field is investigated both at the nonlinear and the linear stage.
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