On diffuse waves in solid media

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A diffuse field in a solid medium is found to partition its energy between transverse and dilatational waves in a fraction R = 2{cd/ct) 3. Energy flow rates from a diffuse field into a surface transducer from dilatational transverse, and surface waves are compared. The relevance of the diffuse field concept for acoustic emission is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1608-1609
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1982


  • 43.20. Fn
  • 43.45. Dn
  • PACS numbers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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