436Waves in Microstructured Solids


29 May 2002 – 1 June 2002


Tallinn, Estonia


Prof. J. Engelbrecht
Estonian Acad. Sci.,
Kohtu 6, 10130 Tallinn, Estonia
E-mail: je@ioc.ee

Prof. G.A. Maugin
University of Paris 6

Euromech contact person: Prof. M. Okrouhlík

The colloquium will cover aspects of dynamics (wave propagation) in structured solid materials. It will focus on the mechanics and physics of media with microstructures of varied origin and non-linear effects related to or interacting with the microstructure. Particular attention will be paid to phase transition front propagation in crystalline substances, propagation of solitary waves in micro-structured media and the non-linear acousto-diagnostics of properties of such materials. Under discussion are shape-memory alloys, crystalline solids, inhomogeneous and micro-damaged materials. Theoretical, experimental and numerical studies will be considered. Discussion should lead to a better understanding of the physical phenomena which affect wave propagation in micro-structured solids and indicate effective methods for analysing these phenomena. The colloquium may be considered as a sequel to EUROMECH 348, 1996, and will reflect progress made since that meeting.

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