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Acoustic radiation pressure

Definition of the noun acoustic radiation pressure

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  1. (acoustics) the pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a sound wave


Acoustic radiation pressure is the apparent pressure difference between the average pressure at a surface moving with the displacement of the wave propagation and the pressure that would have existed in the fluid of the same mean density when at rest. Numerous authors make a distinction between the phenomena of Rayleigh radiation pressure and Langevin radiation pressure.

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Google previewThe Audio Dictionary (2005)

Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn White, Gary J Louie

Acoustic Radiation Pressure The steady state pressure exerted upon a surface exposed to a sound wave. This pressure is very small, but lord rayleigh, a prominent investigator in the nineteenth century, used the phenomenon to construct an ...

Google previewMcgraw-Hill Dictionary Of Physics, 3/E (2004)

by Tmh

acoustic radiation pressure |ACOUS| A unidirectional, steady-state pressure exerted upon a surface exposed to a sound wave. ( a'kus- tik ,rad-e'a-shan ,presh-ar) acoustic reactance |ACOUS| The imaginary component ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

acoustic radiation pressure Acoustics, ...

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