Contributions to Books:
E. Weinmüller, M. Tung:
"Gravitational frequency shifts in transformation acoustics";
in: "ASC Report 02/2013",
issued by: Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing;
Vienna University of Technology,
Abstract - In metamaterial acoustics, it is conceivable that any type of fine-tuned acoustic properties far beyond those found in nature may be transferred to an appropriate medium. Effective design and engineering of these modern acoustic metadevices poses one of the forefront challenges in this field. As a practical example of a new covariant approach for modelling acoustics on spacetime manifolds, we choose to implement the acoustic analogue of the frequency shift due to gravitational time-dilation. In accordance with Einsteinīs equivalence principle, two different spacetimes, corresponding to uniform acceleration or uniform gravity, are considered. For wave propagation in a uniformly accelerating rigid frame, an acoustic event horizon arises. The discussion includes a detailed numerical analysis for both spacetime geometries.
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