Questions About Elastic Waves by Jüri EngelbrechtQuestions About Elastic Waves by Jüri Engelbrecht

Questions About Elastic Waves

byJüri Engelbrecht

Hardcover | March 25, 2015

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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.

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), h...
Title:Questions About Elastic WavesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:196 pagesPublished:March 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319147900

ISBN - 13:9783319147901


Table of Contents

1 Introduction- What is all that about?- 2 What is wave motion.- 3 How to model waves? .- 4 What are internal variables?Arkadi Berezovski answers.- 5 What are evolution equations? . 6 What physical effects are involved? - 7 What physical mechanisms govern waves in non-conservative systems? - 8 What is complexity of waves? - References .- Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book contains a description of basic ideas onwave motion in elastic media starting from a simple to a more complex stage. . Thisbook will be useful to researchers in physical and engineering sciencesinterested in wave mechanics. The book presents the material from modelling tothe construction of solutions in a variety of situations." (Fiazud Din Zaman, zbMATH,Vol. 1325.74001, 2016)"The book covers the most important topics andequations of the field, sometimes briefly and sometimes at length, withsupporting references. It should be useful as a reference for scholars andgraduate students and also might serve as a textbook for special courses. .Figures are generally of high quality, with many reproduced from prior journalpublications." (John D. Clayton, Mathematical Reviews, December, 2015)