ASA 129th Meeting - Washington, DC - 1995 May 30 .. Jun 06

5aSA5. The acoustical background for elastic shells of nonspherical objects.

M. F. Werby

Naval Res. Lab., Stennis Space Center, MS 39529

N. A. Sidorovskaia

Univ. of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148

The acoustical background for elastic shells which allows one to isolate elastic shell resonance's was first presented at an ASA conference in 1989 for spherical shells. A formulation has been developed that is based on the T-matrix method general for nonspherical shells. An outline of the formulation is presented and it's use in isolating resonance's for elastic spheroidal shells is presented. [Work sponsored by NRL and the Office of Naval Research.]