Wave Propagation Through Randomly Disordered Near-Periodic Structures

  • R. S. Langley
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 47)

Abstract

Various aspects of the statistics of wave transmission through a disordered one- dimensional waveguide are considered. An expression is derived for the statistical moments of the resistance of an N-1 bay disordered system, and it is shown that the natural logarithm of the resistance is Gaussian for large N. It is then shown that a weakly disordered system obeys one-parameter scaling, and a simple expression is derived for the localization factor produced by weak disorder. The present work extends results which have appeared recently in the solid state physics literature to the case of structural dynamic systems.

Keywords

Transfer Matrix Transmission Coefficient Statistical Moment Pass Band Stop Band 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Langley
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  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsUniversity of Southampton SouthamptonUK

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