Elastic Waves in Solids 2

Radiation, Scattering, Generation

Elastic Waves in Solids 2

Tony Valier-Brasier, Sorbonne University in Paris, France
Daniel Royer, Institut Langevin (Ondes et Images), France

ISBN : 9781786308153

Publication Date : July 2022

Hardcover 232 pp

165.00 USD



Elastic waves are used in fields as diverse as the non-destructive evaluation of materials, medicine, seismology and telecommunications.

Elastic Waves in Solids 2 analyzes the radiation, scattering and generation of these waves. It studies the emission of bulk or surface waves from sources localized on the surface of an isotropic or anisotropic solid. It then examines the scattering of a longitudinal or transverse elastic wave by one or more cylindrical or spherical heterogeneities. Finally, it explores the methods and devices used to generate and detect elastic waves, using the piezoelectric effect or the interaction with a laser beam. Accompanying figures illustrate these properties, and the text provides the orders of magnitude of some characteristic parameters.

This book is intended for students completing a master’s degree in acoustics, mechanics, geophysics or engineering, as well as teachers and researchers in these disciplines.


1. Radiation of Elastic Waves.
2. Scattering of Elastic Waves.
3. Generation and Detectio.

About the authors/editors

Tony Valier-Brasier is a lecturer at the Jean Le Rond d’Alembert Institute at Sorbonne University in Paris, France. His research focuses on the propagation of elastic waves in multiple scattering media, as well as on guided waves.

Daniel Royer is a visiting professor at the Institut Langevin (Ondes et Images) in Paris, France. His research focuses on the propagation of guided elastic waves and their generation and detection by optical methods.

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