Abstract

We consider the diffraction of a time-harmonic acoustic plane wave by a rigid half-plane in a viscous fluid medium. The linearized equations of viscous fluid flow and the no-slip condition on the half-plane are used to derive a pair of disjoint Wiener-Hopf equations for the fluid stresses and velocities. The Wiener-Hopf equations are solved in conjunction with a requirement that the stresses are integrable near the edge of the half-plane. Specific wave components of the scattered velocity field are given explicitly, and the complete scattered velocity field is given in a form that is suitable for numerical computation.

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