Stability and Wave Propagation in Fluids and Solids

  • G. P. Galdi

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 344)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-vii
  2. Ph. Boulanger, M. Hayes
    Pages 1-38
  3. Ph. G. Drazin
    Pages 39-65

About this book


The content of the volume is constituted by four articles. The first concerns the theory of propagation of plane waves in elastic media. The second treats theoretically the linear, weakly non-linear, and non-linear stability of flows of a viscous incompressible fluid in a diverging channel. The third lecture investigates the mathematical properties of the equations governing the motion of a viscous incompressible second-grade fluid, such as existence, uniqueness of classical solutions and stability of steady-state flows. The last lecture provides some basic results on wave propagation in continuum models. The objective of this book is to emphasize and to compare the various aspects of interest which include the necessary mathematical background, constitutive theories for material of differential type, polarized and shock waves, and second sound in solids at low temperatures.


flow material shock wave solid stability

Editors and affiliations

  • G. P. Galdi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FerraraItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82687-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-3004-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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