Approximate impedance models for sound propagation over acoustically-hard ground

A modal model for diffraction by a contiguous array of rectangular grooves in an acoustically-hard plane is extended to predict the free space acoustic field from a point source above such a structure. Keith Attenborough discusses an approximate effective impedance model for grooved surfaces.

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K. Attenborough, I. Bashir and S. Taherzadeh, Exploiting ground effects for surface transport noise abatement, Noise Mapping Journal, 3 1- 25 (2016)

S. Mellish, S. Taherzadeh and K. Attenborough, Use of a modal model in predicting the propagation of sound from a point source over a grooved surface, Quart. J. Mech. Appl. Math. (2021) 73(4) 367–382 doi:10.1093/qjmam/hbaa018 

“Modal model prediction of surface waves and resonant characteristics of rectangular grooved gratings,” was published online today, 05-17-2023, in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Vol.153, Issue 5). It may be accessed via the link below:
DOI: 10.1121/10.0019473

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