Propagation of Elastic Waves along Interfaces in Layered Beams

  • O. Avila-Pozos
  • A. B. Movchan
  • S. V. Sorokin
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 113)


An asymptotic model is proposed for the analysis of a long-wave dynamic model for a layered structure with an imperfect interface. Two layers of isotropic material are connected by a thin and soft adhesive: effectively the layer of adhesive can be described as a surface of discontinuity for the longitudinal displacement. The asymptotic method enables us to derive the lower-dimensional differential equations that describe waves associated with the displacement jump across the adhesive.


Layered beams imperfect interface elastic waves 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Avila-Pozos
    • 1
  • A. B. Movchan
    • 2
  • S. V. Sorokin
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencias Básicas e IngenieriaUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de HidalgoPachucaMexico
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.Marine Technical University of St. PetersburgSt. PetersburgRussia

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