Methodologies for nonlinear periodic media

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We discuss analytical methodologies for analyzing waves in weakly or strongly nonlinear periodic media. These include techniques for studying standing and traveling waves in weakly nonlinear periodic media; methodologies for analyzing primary wave transmission in layered elastic media with strong nonlinearities; and new concepts and methods for traveling waves, solitary waves and pulse attenuation in strongly nonlinear homogeneous and heterogeneous granular media with no pre-compression. The field of nonlinear periodic media is a promising area of research with potential of diverse applications in science and engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Number of pages70
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706


  • Granular Chain
  • Granular Medium
  • Granular System
  • Nonlinear Normal Mode
  • Solitary Wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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