Postgraduate course

Selected Topics in Non-Linear Acoustics

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

non-linear acoustics,

- 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.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline