Handbook of Elastic Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Four-Volume Set - 1st Edition

Handbook of Elastic Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Four-Volume Set

1st Edition

Editors: Moises Levy Henry Bass Richard Stern
Imprint: Academic Press
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Sound waves propagate through galactic space, through two-dimensional solids, through biological systems, through normal and dense stars, and through everything that surrounds us; the earth, the sea, and the air. We use sound to locate objects, to identify objects, to understand processes going on in nature, to communicate, and to entertain. The elastic properties of materials determine the velocity of sound in them and tell us about their response to stresses something which is very important when we are trying to construct, manufacture, or create something with any material.

The Handbook of Elastic Properties of Materials will provide these characteristics for almost everything whose elastic properties has ever been measured or deduced in a concise and approachable manner.

Leading experts will explain the significance of the elastic properties as they relate to intrinsic microscopic behavior, to manufacturing, to construction, or to diagnosis. They will discuss the propagation of sound in newly discovered or created materials, and in common materials which are being investigated with a fresh outlook. The Handbook will provide the reader with the elastic properties of the common and mundane, the novel and unique, the immense and the microscopic, and the exhorbitantly dense and the ephemeral.. You will also find the measurement. And theoretical techniques that have been developed and invented in order to extract these properties from a reluctant nature and recalcitrant systems.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Solids, liquids and gases covered in one handbook

  • Articles by experts describing insights developed over long and Illustrious careers
  • Properties of esoteric substances, such as normal and dense stars, superfluid helium three, fullerness, two dimensional solids, extraterrestial substances, gems and planetary atmospheres
  • Properties of common materials such as food, wood used for musical instruments, paper, cement, and cork
  • Modern dynamic elastic properties measurement techniques


University, industrial, and government libraries serving engineering and research personnel working in acoustics, materials science.

Table of Contents

Volume:1 Methods for Measuring the Elastic Properties of Solids

Volume Editors: Professor Arthur.G. Every Physics Department University of the Witwatersrand PO Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa Tel. +27-11-716-2141 Fax: +27-11-339-8262 every@physnet.phys.wits.ac.za

Professor Wolfgang Sachse Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 Tel. +1-607-255-5065 (secretary: 255-5062) ; Fax: +1-607-255-9179) sachse@msc.cornell.edu

Elastodynamical Principles in the Measurement of Elastic Constants: Every and Sachse

Pulse Superposition, Pulse Echo Overlap and Related Techniques: Dr Emmanuel P. Papadakis

Ultrasonic Through Transmission Methods to Measure Complex Stiffness Moduli of Composite Materials: Professor Bernard Hosten Bordeaux I University

Ultrasonic Techniques at Low Temperatures and High Magnetic Fields Dr Bimal K Sarma Physics Department University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

Point-source/Point-receiver Green's Function Methods: Every, Sachse, Kim Dr K.Y. Kim Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Cornell University

MR Elastography Tentative authors: McCracken, Oliphant, Greenleaf, Ehman. MAYO CLINIC

Gated Interferometry: Dr. Mark McKenna RITEC, INC.

Laser Controlled Surface Acoustic Waves: Professor Dr Pete


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About the Editor

Moises Levy

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, U.S.A.

Henry Bass

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Mississippi, U.S.A.

Richard Stern

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.


@qu:"All...chapters are of uniform excellance, and supported by extensive references and illustrations. Figures, equations and tables are presented in a thoroughly efficient manner making reference a pleasant task. The handbook is profitable and essential reading for researchers in the science and engineering community concerned with elastic property data." @source:--CURRENT ENGINEERING PRACTICE, HANDBOOK OF MACHINERY DYNAMICS, Vol.43, Nos 2-3; July-August-September, 2000; October-November-December, 2000