Scattering of acoustic waves by macroscopically inhomogeneous poroelastic tubes

Abstract : Wave propagation in macroscopically inhomogeneous porous materials has received much attention in recent years. For planar configurations, the wave equation, derived from the alternative formulation of Biot's theory of 1962, was reduced and solved recently: first in the case of rigid frame inhomogeneous porous materials and then in the case of inhomogeneous poroelastic materials. This paper focuses on the solution of the full wave equation in cylindrical coordinates for poroelastic tubes in which the acoustic and the elastic properties of the poroelastic tube vary in the radial direction. The reflection coefficient 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 in case of a two-layer poroelastic tube. As an example, a long bone excited in the sagittal plane is considered. Finally, a discussion is given of ultrasonic time domain scattered field for various inhomogeneity profiles, which leads to the prospect of long bone characterization.
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Jean-Philippe Groby, Olivier Dazel, Claude Depollier, Erick Ogam, Luc Kelders. Scattering of acoustic waves by macroscopically inhomogeneous poroelastic tubes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, 2012, 132 (1), pp.477-486. ⟨10.1121/1.4725763⟩. ⟨hal-00693416⟩



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