Questions About Elastic Waves

Authors: Engelbrecht, Jüri

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  • Mathematical models of waves linked consistently to physical effects
  • Emphasis is on the nonclassical models of wave motion
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This book addresses the modelling of mechanical waves by asking the right questions about them and trying to find suitable answers. The questions follow the analytical sequence from elementary understandings to complicated cases, following a step-by-step path towards increased knowledge. The focus is on waves in elastic solids, although some examples also concern non-conservative cases for the sake of completeness. Special attention is paid to the understanding of the influence of microstructure, nonlinearity and internal variables in continua.

With the help of many mathematical models for describing waves, physical phenomena concerning wave dispersion, nonlinear effects, emergence of solitary waves, scales and hierarchies of waves as well as the governing physical parameters are analysed. Also, the energy balance in waves and non-conservative models with energy influx are discussed. Finally, all answers are interwoven into the canvas of complexity.

About the authors

Jüri Engelbrecht, Prof, DSc, Dr h c is the Head of Centre for Nonlinear Studies (an Estonian Centre for Excellence in Research). His research interest is nonlinear wave motion, mathematical physics and complexity. He is author of several monographs on nonlinear waves (published by Pitman, Longman, Kluwer, World Scientific, Springer), has served Euromech Council and IUTAM Bureau for many years, has been awarded with the Estonian Science Awards (two times) and the Humboldt Research Award, has been the President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (1994-2004) and the President of ALLEA (2006-2011).

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“This book contains a description of basic ideas on wave motion in elastic media starting from a simple to a more complex stage. … This book will be useful to researchers in physical and engineering sciences interested in wave mechanics. The book presents the material from modelling to the construction of solutions in a variety of situations.” (Fiazud Din Zaman, zbMATH, Vol. 1325.74001, 2016)

“The book covers the most important topics and equations of the field, sometimes briefly and sometimes at length, with supporting references. It should be useful as a reference for scholars and graduate students and also might serve as a textbook for special courses. … Figures are generally of high quality, with many reproduced from prior journal publications.” (John D. Clayton, Mathematical Reviews, December, 2015)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Questions About Elastic Waves
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14791-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14791-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14790-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36699-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 196
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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