Acoustic Streaming

  • L. K. Zarembo
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Sound at high intensity levels in gases and liquids is accompanied by stationary (time-independent) flows known as acoustic streaming (other terms encountered in the literature are “acoustic wind” or “quartz wind”). These flows occur either in a free nonuniform sound field or (particularly) near various types of obstacles immersed in a sound field or near oscillating bodies. They are always of a rotational character. Their velocity increases with the sound intensity, but, even at the highest intensities currently available, the velocity remains smaller than the particle velocity in the sound wave.


Stream Velocity Sound Field Acoustic Streaming Sound Beam Acoustic Wavelength 
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