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Jan D. Achenbach
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208
This paper extends the study on acoustic radiation of axisymmetric submerged shells of finite length to the scattering problem. A modal-based method is developed to determine the scattering from finite shells insounified by plane incident waves. A surface variational principle provides the acoustic impedance relationship between the surface pressure and displacement fields, which are expanded into a series of shape functions. Lagrange multipliers are introduced in a Lagrange formulation of the dynamic analysis to account for the interaction between the shell and internal substructures. Surface and far-field pressures scattered from the elastic shell are calculated. It is found that, at certain angles, the scattered pressure field has pronounced peaks, particularly as the incident frequency increases. A wave number domain analysis is performed on the surface displacement field. A dominant wave number is found which accounts for the high directivity pattern of the far field. The effect of substructures on the far field is also investigated.