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A Simplified Approach to the Mechanics of Acoustical Wave Propagation Applicable to the Problems of Radiation Pressure: Part II: The Application to Rayleigh and Langevin Radiation Pressure

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The formulae derived in part I of this paper are applied to Rayleigh and Langevin pressures. By doing this the magnitude of both pressures can be calculated. The magnitude of the Langevin pressure, p L, appears to be twice the mean kinetic energy density in the medium due to the wave. In isomorphium this relationship holds exactly, in any other medium it will hold to second order approximation. The magnitude of the Rayleigh pressure, p R, appears to be given by the relationship p R = (α – 1) p L which α is the non-linearity parameter as denned in part I of this paper. Also this relationship holds exactly in the case where the medium consists of isomorphium.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1978

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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