Objectives and Content
This course covers special topics within the non-linear acoustics.
This includes the theoretical basis (Burgers equation), parabolic
approximation (KZK-equation) and 3-dimensional model (Westervelts
approximation), and applications of non-linear methods and technology
within the underwater acoustics and medical ultrasound, such as for
example, harmonic imaging, non-linear damping, shock waves,
cavitation, and parametric antennas.
An understanding of basic non-linear methods and issues that are
relevant in practical applications of acoustics.
By completing the course the student will be able to
- Explain the key concepts, laws and explanatory models within the
- Explain the basic physical principles behind the generation and
propagation of non-linear acoustic waves,
- Use basic laws and relationships to solve relatively simple problems
within the non-linear acoustics.
The course will be used as a special curriculum or combination of
subjects for master degree and PhD degree, and is adapted to
content-related in each case.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline