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Introduction to Wave Propagation in Nonlinear Fluids and Solids - D.S. Drumheller

Introduction to Wave Propagation in Nonlinear Fluids and Solids

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Published: 13th July 1998
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Waves occur widely in nature and have innumerable commercial uses. Waves are responsible for the sound of speech, meteors igniting the atmosphere, radio and television broadcasting, medical diagnosis using ultrasound. This book provides a thorough, modern introduction to the study of linear and nonlinear waves. Beginning with fundamental concepts of motion, the book goes on to discuss linear and nonlinear mechanical waves, thermodynamics, and constitutive models for a variety of gases, liquids, and solids. Among the important areas of research and application are impact analysis, shock wave research, explosive detonation, nonlinear acoustics, and hypersonic aerodynamics. Students at an advanced undergraduate/graduate level will find this text a clear and comprehensive introduction to the study of nonlinear wave phenomena, and it will also be valuable as a professional reference in engineering and applied physics.

"Drumheller and colleagues at Sandia National Laboratories carried out pioneering studies in the field and have published a wealth of data on shock waves. This book fulfills the much needed role of an introductory work on nonlinear wave propagation in fluids and solids. Highly recommended." Choice

Preface
Nomenclature
Introduction
Fundamentals
Mechanical waves
Thermomechanics
Constitutive models
Numerical methods
Material properties
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521587464
ISBN-10: 0521587468
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 13th July 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82