Accession Number : AD0664666

Title :   ELASTIC WAVE PROPAGATION IN ANISOTROPIC MEDIA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING ULTRASONICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Staudte,Juergen H.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The propagation of plane elastic waves in an anisotropic material is investigated. Using a compact tensor notation, the theory is developed, such that the fundamental quantities necessary to describe wave propagation can be calculated. These include the velocities of the wavefronts of the acoustic beam, the particle displacement vectors, and the directions of the energy flow. A computer program, which numerically calculates these quantities, is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MECHANICAL WAVES, PROPAGATION), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, ANISOTROPY, TENSOR ANALYSIS, VECTOR ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, REFRACTION, LIGHT TRANSMISSION

Subject Categories : Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE