Universality of Nonclassical Nonlinearity

Applications to Non-Destructive Evaluations and Ultrasonic

  • Pier Paolo Delsanto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Universality of Nonclassical Nonlinearity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pier Paolo Delsanto, S. Hirsekorn
      Pages 3-13
    3. Jüri Engelbrecht, Franco Pastrone, Manfred Braun, Arkadi Berezovski
      Pages 29-47
    4. G. E. Exadaktylos
      Pages 71-90
    5. Alberto Carpinteri, Nicola Pugno
      Pages 91-99
    6. C. A. Condat, B. F. Gregor, Y. Mansury, T. S. Deisboeck
      Pages 119-129
    7. A. J. Banchio, C. A. Condat
      Pages 131-143
    8. Paolo Patelli
      Pages 145-154
  3. Applications to NDE and Ultrasonics: Models and Numerical Simulations

About this book


This book comes as a result of the research work developed in the framework of two international projects: the European Science Foundation supported program NATEMIS (Nonlinear Acoustic Techniques for Micro-Scale Damage Diagnostics) and a Los Alamos-based international network. The main topics of both the programs and the book cover the phenomenology, theory and applications of Nonclassical Nonlinearity (NCNL). NCNL techniques have been found in recent years to be extremely powerful (up to 1000 times more than the corresponding linear techniques) in a wide range of applications, including Material Characterization, Ultrasonics, Geophysics and Maintenance and Restoration of artifacts. These techniques are being adopted as the main inspection and research tool in another European program: AERONEWS (Health monitoring of aircraft by nonlinear elastic wave propagation). In the future, the proposed Universality of NCNL is expected to extend the range of applications to numerous other fields and scientific disciplines outside acoustics and NDE.


geophysics nonclassical nonlinearity optics physics quantum optics ultrasonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Pier Paolo Delsanto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dip. FisicaTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35851-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-33860-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35851-2
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