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Granular Matter

, Volume 3, Issue 1–2, pp 33–39 | Cite as

Nonlinear acoustics in granular assemblies

  • Surajit Sen
  • Marian Manciu
  • Robert S. Sinkovits
  • Alan J. Hurd

Abstract

We present a brief review of the problem of acoustic propagation in granular media and discuss recent progress on nonlinear acoustics in granular media. The presentation emphasizes the solitary wave like properties of impulse propagation in granular media at vanishingly small loading conditions and discusses the possible spectroscopic applications of nonlinear impulse acoustics in the detection of buried inclusions.

Keywords Nonlinear acoustics, granular materials, solitary waves 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Surajit Sen
    • 1
  • Marian Manciu
    • 1
  • Robert S. Sinkovits
    • 2
  • Alan J. Hurd
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York 14260, USAUS
  2. 2.P.O. Box 85608, San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego, California 92186, USAUS
  3. 3.Department 1841, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185, USAUS

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