A Monte Carlo experiment for measuring acoustic properties of macroalgae living tissue.

@article{Hermand2015AMC,
  title={A Monte Carlo experiment for measuring acoustic properties of macroalgae living tissue.},
  author={Jean-Pierre Hermand and Jo Randall},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={EL314-9}
}
A methodology is developed to measure ex situ ultrasonic velocity of submerged aquatic vegetation tissue, in particular, macroalgae, in a nondestructive and efficient manner. An entire thallus is submerged in artificial seawater-filled tank through which many ultrasonic pulse-echo measurements are recorded while thallus parts are randomly displaced. Average sound speed of tissue is estimated from normal fit to extracted travel times given measured total volume fraction of tissue and travel time… CONTINUE READING