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Advances in Acoustics and Vibration
Volume 2012, Article ID 929174, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/929174
Research Article

High-Frequency Underwater Acoustic Propagation in a Port Modeled as a Three-Dimensional Duct Closed at One End Using the Method of Images

Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, SeaTech, Florida Atlantic University, 101 North Beach Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA

Received 15 February 2012; Accepted 4 April 2012

Academic Editor: Jafar Saniie

Copyright © 2012 Pierre-Philippe J. Beaujean and Matthew D. Staska. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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