Foundations of Stress Waves

Foundations of Stress Waves

1st Edition - February 19, 2007

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  • Author: Lili Wang
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080444949
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470979

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The primary objective of Foundations of Stress Waves is to give the reader an understanding of stress wave behaviour while taking into account the dynamic constitutive equations of elastic-plastic solids. The author has combined a 'materials characteristics' approach with a 'singularity surface' approach in this work, which readers will find to be a novel and unique route to solving their problems.

Key Features

  • Helps engineers understand the effects and behavior of stress waves in various materials
  • Aids in the process of engineering design, testing, and evaluation


Practicing engineers and researchers studying impact engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, earthquake engineering, and other areas related to stress waves.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Elementary Theory of One-Dimensional Stress Waves in Bars

    Chapter 3. Interaction of Elastic Longitudinal Waves

    Chapter 4. Interaction of Elastic-Plastic Longitudinal Waves in Bars

    Chapter 5. Rigid Unloading Approximation

    Chapter 6. One-Dimensional Visco-Elastic Waves and Elastic-Visco-Plastic Waves

    Chapter 7. One-Dimensional Strain Plane Waves

    Chapter 8. Spherical Waves and Cylindrical Waves

    Chapter 9. Elastic Plastic Waves Propagating in Flexible Strings

    Chapter 10. Elastic Plastic Waves Propagating in Beams under Transverse Impact (Bending Wave Theory)

    Chapter 11. General Theory for Linear Elastic Waves

    Chapter 12. Numerical Methods for Stress Wave Propagation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 548
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: February 19, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080444949
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470979

About the Author

Lili Wang

Lili WANG (Li-Li WANG, Li-Lih WANG), 1934-, Professor, Key Laboratory of Impact and Safety Engineering (Ningbo University), Ministry of Education, Ningbo University, Zhejiang, China. Research interest: stress-wave propagation, dynamic response of materials and structures, impact engineering. Experience: the professor of the University of Science and Technology of China; concurrently the doctoral supervisor of zhejiang University and China Academy of Engineering Physics; the Chairman of the Explosion Mechanics Committee of CSTAM; visiting professor/scientist of the University of Tokyo, the University of Metz, Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, Impact Engineering Research Centre of the University of Liverpool, The Science University of Tokyo, etc. Publications: “Foundations of Stress Waves” (National Defense Industry Press, Beijing, 1st Edition, 1985, 2nd Edition, 2005, English Edition, Elsevier, 2007), “Progress in Impact Dynamics” (The Press of USTC, 1994), “Dynamics of Materials” (The Press of USTC, 2017), etc. and more than 320 papers. Award include: National Science Congress award (1978), Second prize in National Natural Science (2012).

Affiliations and Expertise

Key Laboratory of Impact and Safety Engineering, Ningbo University, Zhejiang, China

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