Types of Acoustic Nonlinearities and Methods of Nonlinear Acoustic Diagnostics

  • S. N. Gurbatov
  • O. V. Rudenko
  • A. I. Saichev
Part of the Nonlinear Physical Science book series (NPS)


Chapter 8 describes basic concepts of the mechanisms of acoustic nonlinearity. It emphasizes the role of anomalously large nonlinearities of multiphase, defective and structurally inhomogeneous media. It also reviews methods of nonlinear diagnostics — an application area, which has been intensively developing in recent years, as well as spheres of their applications.


Mach Number High Harmonic Inhomogeneous Medium Boundary Nonlinearity Acoustic Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. N. Gurbatov
    • 1
  • O. V. Rudenko
    • 2
  • A. I. Saichev
    • 3
  1. 1.Radiophysics DepartmentNizhny Novgorod State UniversityNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Radiophysics DepartmentNizhny Novgorod State UniversityNizhny NovgorodRussia

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