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Elastic Waves at High Frequencies
Techniques for Radiation and Diffraction of Elastic and Surface Waves


Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics

  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521875301

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  • John G. Harris intended to explain in this book the special techniques required to model the radiation and diffraction of elastic and surface waves. Sadly, he died before he could fulfil this ambition, but his plan has been brought to fruition by a team of his distinguished collaborators. The book begins with the basic underlying equations for wave motion and then builds upon this foundation by solving a number of fundamental scattering problems. The remaining chapters provide a thorough introduction to modern techniques that have proven essential to understanding radiation and diffraction at high frequencies. Graduate students, researchers and professionals in applied mathematics, physics and engineering will find that the chapters increase in complexity, beginning with plane-wave propagation and spectral analyses. Other topics include elastic wave theory, the Wiener–Hopf technique, the effects of viscosity on acoustic diffraction, and the phenomenon of channelling of wave energy along guided structures.

    • Suitable for a graduate course in wave theory and diffraction
    • Will appeal to graduate students and professionals in applied mathematics, physics and engineering
    • Includes a broad survey of applications in diffraction and scattering theory
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    'This is a clearly written and well-balanced book on elastic waves in solid and fluid media that can be useful for both the graduate students and researchers in theoretical and applied accoustics.'. Zentralblatt MATH

    'it is written in an elegant engaging style, reflects well the research interests of the expert team, and as such is an invaluable new source for graduate students, researchers, and professionals working in the fields of applied mathematics, physics and engineering who are faced with similar modelling tasks.' Mathematical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521875301
    • length: 182 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Linear elastic waves
    2. Canonical acoustic-wave problems
    3. Canonical elastic-wave problems
    4. Radiation and impedance
    5. Integral equations for crack scattering
    6. Scanned acoustic imaging
    7. Acoustic diffraction in viscous fluids
    8. Near cut-off behavior in waveguides
    Appendix. Asymptotic expansions and special functions

  • Author

    John G. Harris, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    John G. Harris was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign before his death in May 2006.

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