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2011/2012 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Master Electrical Engineering
Acoustic and Elastodynamic Waves
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. M.D. Verweij    M.D.Verweij@tudelft.nl
Name E-mail
Dr.ir. B.J. Kooij    B.J.Kooij@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
None (Self Study)
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Exam Period
Exam by appointment
Course Language
Expected prior knowledge
Calculus (WI1708ET or equivalent)
Complex function theory (ET2205-D1 or equivalent)
Fourier and Laplace transformations (ET2205-D2 or equivalent)
Course Contents
Basic principles of radiation of (dilatational) acoustic waves are derived. Integral representations and integral equations for the scattered wavefields are discussed. The scattered wavefields are analysed, using the first Born approximation. The acoustic reciprocity theorem and its possible applications are briefly discussed. The basic principles of radiation of dilatational and shear elastodynamic waves are developed. Integral representations for the radiated wavefield of an arbitrary source are derived. The Rayleigh-Betti reciprocity theorem and its applications are briefly discussed.
Study Goals
1. Knowing how to derive the macroscopic basic acoustic and elastodynamic equations from the underlying physical conservation laws.
2. Knowing how to employ integral transformations for the solution of the basic acoustic equations.
3. Knowing how to derive the point source solution (Green's function) in an unbounded medium.
4. Knowing how to solve specific problems using the reciprocity theorem.
5. Knowing how to formulate and solve the scattering problem.
Education Method
Literature and Study Materials
Lecture notes: A.T. de Hoop, Radiation and Scattering of Acoustic Waves in Fluids, and A.T. de Hoop, Radiation and Scattering of Elastic Waves in Solids (available from the responsible instructor).
Oral, open book
Course is mainly self-study. The responsible instructor will be available for explanation of topics and answering of questions at his room (D 214, Applied Physics, Building 22). For the first appointment, contact the coordinator. Further appointments will be based on the studentís progress.