Acoustical Physics

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 479–487

Numerical modeling of the reflection coefficients for the plane sound wave reflection from a layered elastic bottom


  • M. S. Fokina
    • Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of Sciences
  • B. N. Fokin
    • Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of Sciences

DOI: 10.1134/1.29913

Cite this article as:
Fokina, M.S. & Fokin, B.N. Acoust. Phys. (2000) 46: 479. doi:10.1134/1.29913


The matrix method and its numerical realization are considered in calculating the complex reflection coefficients and refraction indices of plane sound waves for geoacoustic models of the ocean bottom in the form of homogeneous elastic (liquid) absorbing layers overlying an elastic halfspace. In calculating the reflection coefficients at high frequencies or in the presence of a large numbers of sedimentary layers, a passage from the Thomson-Haskell matrix approach to the Dunkin-Thrower computational scheme is performed. The results of test calculations are presented. With the aim of developing resonance methods for the reconstruction of the parameters of layered elastic media, the behavior of the frequency-angular dependences of the reflection coefficient are studied for various geoacoustic bottom models. The structure of the angular and frequency resonances of the reflection coefficients is revealed. The dependence of the structure (the position, width, and amplitude) of two types of resonances on the parameters of the layered bottom is considered.

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