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Nonlinear Mesoscopic Elasticity: The Complex Behaviour of Rocks, Soil, Concrete

ISBN: 978-3-527-62827-8
410 pages
August 2009
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This handbook brings together a great deal of new data on the static and dynamic elastic properties of granular and other composite material. The authors are at the very center of today's research and present new and imported theoretical tools that have enabled our current understanding of the complex behavior of rocks.
There are three central themes running throughout the presentation:
Rocks as the prototypical material for defining a class of materials
The PM space model as a useful theoretical construct for developing a phenomenology
A sequence of refined analysis methods.
This suite of new methods for both recording and analyzing data is more than a single framework for interpretation, it is also a toolbox for the experimenter. A comprehensive and systematic book of utmost interest to anybody involved in non-destructive testing, civil engineering, and geophysics.
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Table of Contents

PART I
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2 MICROSCOPIC/MACRSCOPIC FORMULATION OF THE TRADITIONAL THEORY
Chapter 3 CONSEQUENCES OF THE TRADITIONAL THEORY OF NONLINEAR ELASTICITY
Chapter 4 MESOSCOPIC ELASTIC ELEMENTS AND MACROSCOPIC EQUATIONS OF STATE
PART II
Chapter 5 AUXILIARY FIELDS
Chapter 6 HYSTERETIC ELASTIC ELEMENTS
Chapter 7 THE DYNAMICS OF ELASTIC SYSTEMS;
FAST AND SLOW
Chapter 8 ISSUES OF DATA MODELING AND ANALYSIS
Chapter 9 ELASTIC STATE SPECTROSCOPY AND ELASTIC TOMOGRAPHIES
PART III
Chapter 10 QUASI-STATIC MEASUREMENTS
Chapter 11 DYNAMIC MEASUREMENTS
Chapter 12 FIELD OBSERVATIONS
Chapter 13 NONLINEAR NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION AND IMAGING
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Author Information

Both authors are pioneers in the recent developments on theoretical and experimental approaches in the field of nonlinear elasiticity and its application in NDT.
They are both internationally recognized and very active in the international research community.
From a review: "Guyer has the broadest awareness of new theoretical methods in this field of anyone I have met, and Johnson has either done, supervised, or collaborated on a large fraction of the experiments reported here."(from a review)

Dr. Paul A. Johnson is Senior Technical Staff Member of the Geophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Chief of Project of the Nonlinear Elasticity Group. Studied Geophysics at the University of Arizona and Geology at the University of New Mexico. Got his Ph.Din Solid Mechanics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Publications in several journals, among others Materials World, Physics today, Nature, and Science (in review).
Prof. Robert A. Guyer graduated in Physics at the New Mexico State University and got a PhD at Cornell University. Full Professor of Physics at the University of Massachusetts. His recent work on the dynamical behaviour of granular materials has been published in established journals like Phys.Rev.Lett., Phys.Rev. B, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and Geophysical Research Letters.
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