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Waves in Fluids and Solids

Edited by Ruben Pico Vila

Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Acoustics is an discipline that deals with many types of fields wave phenomena. Originally the field of Acoustics was consecrated to the sound, that is, the study of small pressure waves in air detected by the human ear. The scope of this field of physics has been extended to higher and lower frequencies and to higher intensity levels. Moreover, structural vibrations are also included in acoustics as a wave phenomena produced by elastic waves. This book is focused on acoustic waves in fluid media and elastic perturbations in heterogeneous media. Many different systems are analyzed in this book like layered media, solitons, piezoelectric substrates, crystalline systems, granular materials, interface waves, phononic crystals, acoustic levitation and soft media. Numerical methods are also presented as a fourth-order Runge-Kutta method and an inverse scattering method.

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Waves in Fluids and SolidsEdited by Ruben Pico Vila

Published: September 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/752

ISBN: 978-953-307-285-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6053-3

Copyright year: 2011

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26259 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

34 Web of Science Citations

32 Dimensions Citations


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1. Acoustic Waves in Layered Media - From Theory to Seismic Applications

By Alexey Stovas and Yury Roganov


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2. Soliton-Like Lamb Waves in Layered Media

By I. Djeran-Maigre and S. V. Kuznetsov


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3. Surface and Bulk Acoustic Waves in Multilayer Structures

By V. I. Cherednick and M. Y. Dvoesherstov


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4. The Features of Low Frequency Atomic Vibrations and Propagation of Acoustic Waves in Heterogeneous Systems

By Alexander Feher, Eugen Syrkin, Sergey Feodosyev, Igor Gospodarev, Elena Manzhelii, Alexander Kotlar and Kirill Kravchenko


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5. Multiple Scattering of Elastic Waves in Granular Media: Theory and Experiments

By Leonardo Trujillo, Franklin Peniche and Xiaoping Jia


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6. Interface Waves

By Hefeng Dong and Jens M. Hovem


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7. Acoustic Properties of the Globular Photonic Crystals

By N. F. Bunkin and V. S. Gorelik


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8. A Fourth-Order Runge-Kutta Method with Low Numerical Dispersion for Simulating 3D Wave Propagation

By Dinghui Yang, Xiao Ma, Shan Chen and Meixia Wang


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9. Studies on the Interaction Between an Acoustic Wave and Levitated Microparticles

By Ovidiu S. Stoican


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10. Acoustic Waves in Bubbly Soft Media

By Bin Liang, Ying Yuan, Xin-ye Zou and Jian-chun Cheng


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11. Inverse Scattering in the Low-Frequency Region by Using Acoustic Point Sources

By Nikolaos L. Tsitsas


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