Numerical modelling of multiple scattering between two elastical particles

Irina Bjørnø, Leif Bjørnø Jensen

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    Multiple acoustical signal interactions with sediment particles in the vicinity of the seabed may significantly change the course of sediment concentration profiles determined by inversion from acoustical backscattering measurements. The scattering properties of high concentrations of sediments in suspension have been studied extensively since Foldy's formulation of his theory for isotropic scattering by randomly distributed scatterers. However, a number of important problems related to multiple scattering are still far from finding their solutions. A particular, but still unsolved, problem is the question of proximity thresholds for influence of multiple scattering in terms of particle properties like volume fraction, average distance between particles or other related parameters. A few available experimental data indicate a significance of multiple scattering in suspensions where the concentration is higher than 20 g/l of sand particles. This paper reports an attempt to illuminate and to solve the proximity threshold question, by an in-depth numerical study of the interaction of ultrasonic signals with two canonically shaped elastic particles. Introductory experimental results seem to create evidence for the applicability of this new numerical model
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOCEANS '98 Conference Proceedings
    Publication date1998
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-5045-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventOCEANS '98 Conference -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1998 → …


    ConferenceOCEANS '98 Conference
    Period01/01/1998 → …

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