Recent Developments in Surface Acoustic Waves

Proceedings of European Mechanics Colloquium 226, University of Nottingham, U. K., September 2–5, 1987

  • David F. Parker
  • Gérard A. Maugin
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series on Wave Phenomena book series (SSWAV, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Nonlinear Surface Acoustic Waves and Applications

  3. Surface Waves on Anisotropic Substrates

  4. Surface Waves on Rough Surfaces

  5. Surface Waves on Electromagnetic Bodies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. F. Seifert, A. R. Baghai-Wadji, K. C. Wagner, G. Kovacs
      Pages 173-184
    3. J. P. Nowacki, C. Trimarco
      Pages 193-200
  6. Surface Waves on Composites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. G. W. Farnell
      Pages 218-235
    3. W. A. Green
      Pages 236-242
    4. S. K. Datta, A. H. Shah, T. Chakraborty, R. L. Bratton
      Pages 243-250
  7. Waves on Curved and Fluid-Loaded Surfaces, in Viscoelasticity and in Thermoelasticity

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 351-351

About these proceedings


The topic of surface waves lies at the interface between a number of disci­ plines - physics, theoretical and applied mechanics, electroacoustics, ap­ plied mathematics, surface science and seismology. This volume, based on papers delivered at European Mechanics Colloquium 226, reflects this diversity in approach and background, while showing strong links between phenomena arising from different fields. The emphasis is on recent de­ velopments such as nonlinear and other nonclassical effects,which have great importance for both pure science and for applications such as signal processing, nondestructive evaluation and seismic studies. In recent years there has been considerable progress in the mathe­ matical treatment of nonlinear effects, of viscoelastic and of more novel constitutive effects which modify the predictions of linear elastic and piezo­ electric theory for surface acoustic wave (SAW) propagation. A number of these themes serve to group the contents of this volume. Part I contains recent advances in the rigorous mathematical treatment of nonlinearity, together with a paper giving experimental results showing the need for further theoretical development. Part II deals with anisotropic elasticity, showing that even the linear theory presents many possible behaviours, which are still not fully categorized.


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Editors and affiliations

  • David F. Parker
    • 1
  • Gérard A. Maugin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical MechanicsUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Modélisation en MécaniqueUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cédex 05France

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83510-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83508-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-7252
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