Materials and Acoustics Handbook

Materials and Acoustics Handbook

Edited by

Michel Bruneau and Catherine Potel, Acoustic Laboratory of Maine University, Le Mans, France

ISBN : 9781848210745

Publication Date : June 2009

Hardcover 944 pp

435.00 USD



Written by a group of specialists in the field of acoustics and vibration, this book examines the acoustic and vibration phenomena that occur in materials used for various practical purposes.

The first part of the book details fundamental aspects of propagation: analytical, numerical and experimental. The second part of the book outlines industrial and medical applications.

Covering a wide range of topics and bringing together materials science and acoustics, this book will be of invaluable use to researchers, engineers or practitioners in this field, as well as students in mechanics, physics and acoustics.
Topics covered are:
- Homogenous and homogenous stratified media: linear models of propagation
- Porous and stratified porous media: linear models of propagation
- Experimental and numerical methods
- Nonlinear acoustics
- The Green function in anisotropic media
- Linear methods of ultrasonic non-destructive testing and evaluation
- Characterization of poroelastic materials
- Biomedical field


Part 1. Homogenous and Stratified Homogenous Environments: Linear Propagation Models.
1. Equations of Propagation.
2. Interaction of a Plane Wave and a Plane Interface.
3. Propagation of Plane Waves in Multilayered Media.
4. Propagation in Continuously Stratified Media.
5. Modal Waves in Plane Structures.
Part 2. Porous and Stratified Porous Media Linear Models of Propagation
6. The Equivalent Fluid Model.
7. Biot’s Model.
8. Propagation Equations in the Time Domain.
9. Scattering in Porous Media.
10. Stratified Porous Media.
11. Surface Waves Propagation.
12. The Finite Element Method for Porous Materials.
Part 3. Experimental and Numerical Methods
13. Transducer for Bulk Waves.
14. Modeling of Ultrasonic Beams.
15. Time-Reversal of Waves.
16. Introduction to Inverse Scattering in Acoustics and Elasticity.
Part 4. Nonlinear Acoustics
17. Nonlinear Acoustic Phenomena in Micro-inhomogenous Media.
18. Nondestructive Evaluation of Micro-inhomogenous Solids by Nonlinear Acoustic Methods.
Part 5. The Green Function in Anisotropic Media
19. The Cagniard–de Hoop Method.
Part 6. Linear Methods of Ultrasonic Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation
20. Measurement of Viscoelastic Modules.
21. Interaction of an Ultrasonic Field with a Composite Plate.
22. Flaw Detection by Lamb Waves.
23. Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete by Ultrasonic Methods.
24. Non-Destructive Evaluation and Testing and Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Materials by Ultrasound and Acoustic Emission.
Part 7. Characterization of Poroelastic Materials
25. Metrology of Physical Parameters of Absorbing Materials.
26. Metrology of Acoustical Properties of Absorbing Materials: Surface Impedance.
27. The Nearfield Acoustical Holography Method.
28. Prediction of Acoustic Properties of Multilayer Structures – Examples of Some Application.
Part 8. Biomedical Field
29. Ultrasonic Characterization of the Bone.
30. Medical Ultrasonography.
31. Use of Time-reversal.
32. Elastography.
33. Ultrasound and Therapy.
34. Ultrasound Characterization of Bone Tissues by Poroelastic Theories.
35. Acoustic Tomography, Ultrasonic Tomography.

About the authors/editors

Michel Bruneau is Emeritus Professor at the University of Maine in France. He is the founder of the Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l'Université du Maine (LAUM) affiliated with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) where he was the director of the postgraduate studies in Acoustics.
Catherine Potel has been Professor of Physical Acoustics and of Mechanics at the University of Le Mans (France) in the LAUM since 2001. Her research is in ultrasonics for non-destructive evaluation and materials characterization, with a special interest in propagation in anisotropic multilayered media such as composites.

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