Nonlinear Constitutive equations derived for fluids obeying an ideal gas, a Tait-Kirkwood or a B/A type equation of state

J Huijssen, MD Verweij

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    A generalized theoretical framework for acoustic, electromagnetic and elastodynamic waves would give fruitful insights into equivalent phenomena in these physical domains and would form a basis to draw up general analytical or numerical solution methods. In this contribution we adopt the structure of Maxwell's equations for electromagnetic fields, encompassing the formulation of two first-order field equations and two first-order constitutive equations, and we apply it to the area of nonlinear acoustics. We derive the constitutive equations of a fluid directly from its thermodynamic equation of state (EOS). In the constitutive equations, the nonlinear medium behaviour of the fluid is described by a pressure-dependent density and compressibility. The resulting equations are general, making them valid for phenomena occuring in applications with finite amplitude waves of any magnitude, like waveform distortion or radiation pressure. This paper concerns with obtaining constitutive equations for fluids obeying an ideal gas law, a Tait-Kirkwood EOS or a 2-term Taylor approximation of the EOS employing the B/A nonlinearity parameter. The latter EOS is used in many of the classical model equations of nonlinear acoustics. We show that all three types result in simple expressions for the density and compressibility.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationInnovations in nonlinear acoustics
    Editors Anthony A. Atchley, Victor W. Sparrow
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAmerica Institute of Physics
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0735403309
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Eventinnovations in nonlinear acoustics
    - New York
    Duration: 18 Jul 200522 Jul 2005

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    PublisherAmerica Institute of Physics


    Conferenceinnovations in nonlinear acoustics


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    • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

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