Propagation of acoustic waves in a one-dimensional macroscopically inhomogeneous poroelastic material

G. Gautier, L. Kelders, J. P. Groby, O. Dazel, L. De Ryck, P. Leclaire
2011 Journal of the Acoustical Society of America  
Wave propagation in macroscopically inhomogeneous porous materials has received much attention in recent years. The wave equation, derived from the alternative formulation of Biot's theory of 1962, was reduced and solved recently in the case of rigid frame inhomogeneous porous materials. This paper focuses on the solution of the full wave equation in which the acoustic and the elastic properties of the poroelastic material vary in one-dimension. The reflection coefficient of a onedimensional
more » ... roscopically inhomogeneous porous material on a rigid backing is obtained numerically using the state vector (or the so-called Stroh) formalism and Peano series. This coefficient can then be used to straightforwardly calculate the scattered field. To validate the method of resolution, results obtained by the present method are compared to those calculated by the classical transfer matrix method at both normal and oblique incidence and to experimental measurements at normal incidence for a known two-layers porous material, considered as a single inhomogeneous layer. Finally, discussion about the absorption coefficient for various inhomogeneity profiles gives further perspectives.
doi:10.1121/1.3605530 pmid:21895080 fatcat:suei5ieifbguraqkuwt3q5cnqu