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Volume 107, Issue 2, February 2000
- NONLINEAR ACOUSTICS 
Modified impulse method for the measurement of the frequency response of acoustic filters to weakly nonlinear transient excitations107(2000); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.428256View Description Hide Description
In this paper, a modified impulse method is proposed which allows the determination of the influence of the excitation characteristics on acoustic filter performance. Issues related to nonlinear propagation, namely wave steepening and wave interactions, have been addressed in an approximate way, validated against one-dimensional unsteady nonlinear flow calculations. The results obtained for expansion chambers and extended duct resonators indicate that the amplitude threshold for the onset of nonlinear phenomena is related to the geometry considered.