Bulk Solitary Waves in Elastic Solids

Samsonov, A.M., Dreiden, G.V., Semenova, I.V. and Shvartz, A.G. (2015) Bulk Solitary Waves in Elastic Solids. In: Application of Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences: 7th International Conference for Promoting the Application of Mathematics in Technical and Natural Sciences (AMiTaNS’15), Albena, Bulgaria, 28 Jun - 03 Jul 2015, 02002. ISBN 9780735413313 (doi: 10.1063/1.4934283)

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A short and object oriented conspectus of bulk solitary wave theory, numerical simulations and real experiments in condensed matter is given. Upon a brief description of the soliton history and development we focus on bulk solitary waves of strain, also known as waves of density and, sometimes, as elastic and/or acoustic solitons. We consider the problem of nonlinear bulk wave generation and detection in basic structural elements, rods, plates and shells, that are exhaustively studied and widely used in physics and engineering. However, it is mostly valid for linear elasticity, whereas dynamic nonlinear theory of these elements is still far from being completed. In order to show how the nonlinear waves can be used in various applications, we studied the solitary elastic wave propagation along lengthy wave guides, and remarkably small attenuation of elastic solitons was proven in physical experiments.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shvarts, Dr Andrei
Authors: Samsonov, A.M., Dreiden, G.V., Semenova, I.V., and Shvartz, A.G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment

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