Dynamic Localization Phenomena in Elasticity, Acoustics and Electromagnetism

  • Richard V. Craster
  • Julius Kaplunov

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 547)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Julius Kaplunov, D. A. Prikazchikov
    Pages 73-114
  3. B. Karp, D. Durban
    Pages 115-179

About this book


Properties of wave localization play a decisive role both in  applications of engineered microstructures and in the detection of cracks and flaws. The papers in this volume give an introduction into a variety of interrelated dynamic localization phenomena occurring in elasticity, acoustics and electromagnetism. In particular, these involve surface and edge waves and also trapped modes localized near defects, shape changes and the edges of elongated waveguides. The effects of layering, prestress, anisotropy, periodic microstructures as well as various multi-field phenomena are addressed with reference to underlying industrial problems.  The essential and up-to-date numerical, asymptotic, and analytical techniques are covered as well as relevant continuum theories that are required to make progress in, and understand wave localization and allied effects. A major focus is on a qualitative physical insight into the mechanisms of dynamic localization.


Acoustics Homogenization Photonics Surface Waves

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard V. Craster
    • 1
  • Julius Kaplunov
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Keele UniversityKeeleUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM, Udine 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1618-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1619-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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