Journal of Elasticity

, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp 163–166 | Cite as

Finite-Amplitude Inhomogeneous Plane Waves of Exponential Type in Incompressible Elastic Materials

  • M. Destrade


It is proved that elliptically polarized finite-amplitude inhomogeneous plane waves may not propagate in an elastic material subject to the constraint of incompressibility. The waves considered are harmonic in time and exponentially attenuated in a direction distinct from the direction of propagation. The result holds whether the material is stress-free or homogeneously deformed.

finite amplitude inhomogeneous plane waves elliptical polarization incompressibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Destrade
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  1. 1.Mathematical PhysicsUniversity College DublinBelfield, Dublin 4Ireland E-mail

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