The Physical Acoustics technical committee is concerned with fundamental acoustic wave propagation phenomena, including transmission, reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, scattering, absorption, dispersion of sound, and sonoluminescence. The use of acoustics to study physical properties of matter, and to produce changes in these properties, is also of interest. Theoretical, computational, and experimental approaches are used.
Relevant subjects are:
Ultrasonics and infrasonics
Propagation of sound through the atmosphere, fluids, and fluid-filled materials
Use of acoustics as a tool in studying condensed matter physics such as: superconductivity, dislocation in solids, and lattice vibrations
Acoustical studies of structural and dynamical properties of matter
Interaction of sound with light and other forms of radiation
Sound generation from turbulent flows such as jets and rockets
Any person active in acoustics, who has an academic degree in acoustics or in a closely related field or who has had the equivalent of an academic degree in scientific or professional experience in acoustics, shall be eligible for election to membership in the society.
Why get involved?
- propose special sessions
- help make decisions
- nominate fellows