3aSPb11. Computer animation of sound.

Session: Wednesday Morning, December 4

Time: 10:45

Author: Brian A. DeMetz
Location: [An] Amaze. Tion, 5243 Seneca Pl., Simi Valley, CA 93063
Author: Fred C. DeMetz, Sr.
Location: Allied Signal Ocean Systems, Sylmar, CA 91342


The use of computer animation in the study and understanding of sound propagation is demonstrated. Several brief audio/video demonstrations are given to illustrate the spatial-temporal features of sound propagation in complicated environments. Each demonstration is preceded by a summary of the theoretical aspects of the particular propagation problem, followed by the audio/video illustration of the situation. It is shown that sound animation can be a powerful training tool in understanding sound propagation, and for optimizing performance of underwater and seismic sound systems.

ASA 132nd meeting - Hawaii, December 1996