3aPAb7. Robert T. Beyer's impact on the development of nonlinear acoustics.

Session: Wednesday Morning, May 15

Time: 9:45

Author: Peter J. Westervelt
Location: Dept. of Phys., Brown Univ., Box 1843, Providence, RI 02912


If it had not been for R. T. Beyer there would not have been papers by me and my students for JASA to reject. Why is this? He (and A. O. Williams) wrote most of my contract proposals and the associated progress reports. He and his students Stanton, Bellin, and Korman performed definitive experiments supportive of my much criticized theories. In this tribute to Beyer I will discuss these experiments and touch upon my interaction with Gene Fubini.

from ASA 131st Meeting, Indianapolis, May 1996