Wave Scattering by Arrays of Shear Bands

  • Davide Bigoni
  • Domenico CapuaniEmail author
  • Diana Giarola
Conference paper
Part of the Structural Integrity book series (STIN, volume 8)


A plane-strain model of multiple shear bands, arranged in different configurations, is presented in order to investigate the effects of their dynamic interaction. Reference is made to a material stressed to the verge of instability and subject to incoming harmonic waves of small amplitude. It is shown that shear band arrays may be subject to resonance and corresponding shear band growth or, conversely, to shear band annihilation. At the same time, multiple scattering may bring about focusing or, conversely, shielding from waves.


Shear band Wave propagation Pre-stress 



Financial support from the ERC advanced grant ERC-2013-ADG-340561-INSTABILITIES and from the University of Ferrara (FAR) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DICAMUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly
  2. 2.DAUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly

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