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BEM Modeling Of Wave Diffraction In An Elastic Matrix With Nano-heterogeneities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE370211

Volume

57

Pages

13

Page Range

251 - 263

Published

2014

Size

751 kb

Author(s)

S. L. Parvanova, G. D. Manolis, P. S. Dineva

Abstract

This work addresses wave diffraction and scattering in a homogeneous, elastic matrix containing multiple heterogeneities at nano-scale. The source of wave motion is an incident, time harmonic elastic pressure (P) wave propagating through the heterogeneous matrix. The approach followed here is based on a combination of (a) classical elastodynamic theory for the bulk solid, relating the total wave fields with the incident and scattered ones through the superposition principle; (b) non-classical boundary conditions and localized constitutive equations for the matrix-heterogeneity interface in the framework of the Gurtin-Murdoch surface elasticity theory. The method of solution is the boundary element method using frequency-dependent fundamental solutions for the governing equations of the bulk solid.

Keywords

wave diffraction, stress concentration, wave motion, Gurtin-Murdoch model, nano-cavities, nano-inclusions, boundary elements