© 1988

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

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

  • Book Title Recent Developments in Surface Acoustic Waves
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of European Mechanics Colloquium 226, University of Nottingham, U. K., September 2–5, 1987
  • Editors David F. Parker
    Gerard A. Maugin
  • Series Title Springer Series on Wave Phenomena
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-19401-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-83510-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-83508-7
  • Series ISSN 0931-7252
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 351
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Acoustics
    Classical Mechanics
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