On Nonlinear Waves in Media with Complex Properties

  • Jüri Engelbrecht
  • Andrus Salupere
  • Arkadi Berezovski
  • Tanel Peets
  • Kert Tamm
Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 89)


In nonlinear theories the axiom of equipresence requires all the effects of the same order to be taken account. In this paper the mathematical modelling of deformation waves in media is analysed involving nonlinear and dispersive effects together with accompanying phenomena caused by thermal or electrical fields. The modelling is based on principles of generalized continuum mechanics developed by G.A. Maugin. The analysis demonstrates the richness of models in describing the physical effects in media with complex properties.


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This research was supported by the EU through the European Regional Development Fund (project TK 124), by the Estonian Research Council (Project IUT 33-7, IUT 33-24, PUT 434) and by the French-Estonian Parrot programme. J. Engelbrecht, A. Salupere and A. Berezovski are indebted to G.A. Maugin for supporting their visits to the University of Marie and Pierre Curie.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jüri Engelbrecht
    • 1
  • Andrus Salupere
    • 1
  • Arkadi Berezovski
    • 1
  • Tanel Peets
    • 1
  • Kert Tamm
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cybernetics, School of ScienceTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

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