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acoustic power

[ə′küs·tik ′pau̇·ər]
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Power, Acoustic


the energy carried by a sound wave through a particular surface per unit time; it is measured in watts. A distinction is made between the instantaneous value of acoustic power and the average over the period of an oscillation or a prolonged time interval. Of greatest interest is the average acoustic power per unit area, which is called the sound intensity.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In these models, the influence of the helicoid is caused by centrifugal effects of the vortex that results in pressure drops and acoustic power dissipation giving rise to a dipole sound field.
Where k (M) proportionality constant of convection effect, pj is the steam jet density (kg/[m.sup.3]), [u.sub.j] is the discharge velocity (m/s), D is the diameter of the outlet cross section (m), p0 is the density of the surrounding medium (kg/m3), c0 is the velocity of sound in the surrounding medium (m/s), m is the experimental constant, n is the experimental constant.The final expression for calculating the total level of acoustic power generated by a steam discharge from a power generating boilers is,
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In this paper, a similar formulation is used but using acoustic power propagating along a duct as the state variables rather than the acoustic pressure, see Figure 2.
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The acoustic power associated with each bottom detection also was converted to acoustic backscatter intensity and used to derive an estimate of the scintillation index, SI, which is defined here as
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