Abstract

The geometry of the medium in the vicinity of an otherwise symmetrical source is shown to produce a frequency dependent variation of amplitude with azimuth. The model considered is a cylindrical low velocity and low density fluid medium that is contained in a full space of a higher velocity and density fluid material. A simple harmonic point source is located on the axis of the cylinder. Amplitudes in the higher velocity medium at large distances from the source are found to be functions of the velocity ratio and the density ratio of the two media, the radius of the cylinder, the wavelength, and the angle between the axis of the cylinder and a line connecting the point of observation with the source.

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