Acoustical characteristics of guns as impulse sources

Authors

  • M.J.R. Lamothe Div. of Building Res., Nat. Res. Council, Ottawa, Ont., Canada
  • J.S. Bradley Div. of Building Res., Nat. Res. Council, Ottawa, Ont., Canada

Keywords:

acoustic radiators, ballistics, guns, impulse sources, acoustical characteristics, 125 to 5000 Hz

Abstract

The acoustical characteristics of five guns, including three calibres and two gun types, were measured to determine their suitability as impulse sources. Comparisons were made with spark and loudspeaker impulse sources. One 0.38 calibre revolver was found to be a suitably repeatable, omni-directional impulse source providing adequate sound energy in the octave bands from 125 to 5000 Hz

Published

1985-04-01

How to Cite

1.
Lamothe M, Bradley J. Acoustical characteristics of guns as impulse sources. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1985Apr.1 [cited 2020Jul.10];13(2):16-24. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/541

Issue

Section

Technical Articles