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Title: Nonlinear acoustics and an inverse scattering problem
Author: Schofield, John
ISNI:       0000 0004 5916 0359
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2016
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This Ph.D. is concerned with wave propagation problems. The main focus is on nonlinear acoustics, looking at sonic boom propagation in a physically realistic atmosphere, whilst a secondary part will look at the problem of landmine detection and how to improve the target detection rates. The work on nonlinear acoustics emerged as a desire to model the behaviour of the sonic booms formed by supersonic aircraft in the atmosphere to see what environmental impact they would have on people and animals on the ground, in terms of the form of the sound waves once they reach the ground. The work on landmine detection originated from a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Cobham Technical Services (CTS) organised through the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). This partnership took the form of a six month internship with work undertaken afterwards to publish the findings of the internship.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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