School-wide Modular Program on Fluid Mechanics


Chiang C. Mei (Civil & Environmental Engineering)

T. R. Akylas (Mechanical Engineering)


Linearized theory of wave phenomena in applied mechanics. Examples are chosen from elasticity, acoustics, geophysics, hydrodynamics and other subjects. Basic concepts. One dimensional examples. Characteristics, dispersion and group velocity. Scattering, transmission and reflection. Two dimensional reflection and refraction across an interface. Mode conversion in elastic waves. Diffraction and parabolic approximation Radiation from a line source. Surface Rayleigh waves and Love waves in elastic media. Waves on the sea surface and internal waves in a stratified fluid. Waves in moving media. Ship wave pattern. Atmospheric lee waves behind an obstacle. Waves through a laminated media, etc.


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