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Handbook of Elastic Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Four-Volume Set - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124457607, 9780080924250

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

1st Edition

Editors: Moises Levy Henry Bass Richard Stern
eBook ISBN: 9780080924250
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th October 2000
Page Count: 1959
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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

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)

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.

Gated Interferometry:
Dr. Mark McKenna

Laser Controlled Surface Acoustic Waves:
Professor Dr Peter Hess
University of Heidelberg,

Acoustic Microscopy
Dr Sridhar Canumalla and Dr Lawrence Kessler
Sonoscan Inc.

Acoustic Microscopy of Layered Anisotropic Solids
Dr Pavel Zinin
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawaii

Scanning Probe Methods for Measurements and Mapping of Local Elastic Properties:
Dr Oleg Kolosov
Department of Materials
University of Oxford

Waves in Plates:
Professor Mahir Sayir
Institute of Mechanics

Waves in Rods and Thin Cylindrical Shells:
Professor Jürg Dual
Institute of Mechanics

Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy (RUS):
Dr. Albert Migliori, T.W. Darling and J.P. Baiardo
Los Alamos National Laboratory

RUS under Pressure and at High Temperatures?
Professor Donald G. Isaak
University of California at Los Angeles
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

EMAT Techniques:
Dr George A Alers and Dr Hirotsugu Ogi
Materials Reliability Division

Plate Modes:
Prof. Dr. S. Haussuehl
Universitaet zu Koeln

Torsional and Flexural Vibrations of Rods:
Professor Dr.-Ing. Hans G. Sockel
Institut fur Werkstoffwissenschaften LS 1
Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg
Dr. Wolfgang Hermann
Siemens AG,

Brillouin Scattering from Bulk Acoustic Waves:
Dr Marcos Grimsditch
Materials Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory

Surface Brillouin Scattering:
Professor J.Darrell Comins
Physics Department
University of the Witwatersrand,

Schaefer-Bergmann Method:
Prof. Dr. S. Haussuehl
Universitaet zu Koeln

Neutron Scattering:
Dr. C. Stassis
Iowa State University

X-ray Diffraction and Scattering:
Prof. Emil Zolotoyabko
Department of Materials Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Measurements as a Function of Pressure and Temperature
Prof. William A. Bassett
Department of Geological Sciences
Cornell University

Third Order Elastic Constants:
Professor Mack Breazeale
National Center for Physical Acoustics
The University of Mississippi

Volume II. Elastic Properties of Solids
Editor: Dr. Moises Levy
Technical Editor: Libby Furr

Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Elastic Constants
Dr. Moises Levy
Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin
4401 Gulf Shore Blvd
Naples, FL 34103

Chapter 2. The Microscopic Theory of Elastic Constants
Dr. Leon Slutsky
University of Washington
Department of Chemistry
Box 351700
Seattle, Washington 98195

Chapter 3. Elasticity of Oxides and Ionics
Professor Lars Stixrude
University of Michigan
Department of Geological Sciences
425 E. University Avenue
2534 C.C. Little Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063

Chapter 4. Elastic Properties of Solid Inert Gases
Dr. John Beamish
Univ. of Alberta
Department of Physics
Edmonton, AB
TG-G2j1 Canada

Cornell University
Department of Physics
Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-2501

Chapter 5. Elastic Properties of Ice
Dr. Robert E. Gagnon
Dr. Stephen J. Jones
Institute of Marine Dynamics
National Research Council of Canada
Post Office Box 12093, Station A
St. John's NF, A1B 3T5 CANADA

Chapter 6. Elastic Properties of Quasi Crystals
Dr. Julian D Maynard. Jr.
Pennsylvania State University
0330 Davey Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802

Chapter 7. Elastic Properties of Low Dimensional Materials
Professor Joseph Brill
University of Kentucky
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Lexington, KY 40506-0055

Chapter 8. Semiconductors
Professor Pasquale Pavone
Institute fuer Theoretische Physik
Universitaet Regensburg
D-93040 Regensburg

Dieter Strauch

Chapter 9. Conventional and Unconventional Superconductors
Dr. Bimal K. Sarma
Univ. Wisconsin at Milwaukee
P.O. BOX 413
Physics Bldg 410E

Chapter 10. Elastic Moduli of Iron Alloys
Dr. Emanuel Papadakis
Quality System Concepts, Inc.
379 Diem Woods Drive
New Holland, PA 17557-8800

Chapter 11. Elastic Constants of Aluminum Alloys
Dr. Richard Stiffler
R.C. Stiffler and Associates

Chapter 12. Elastic Properties of Glasses
Dr. Charles Kurkjian
H 908-647-0227

Chapter 13. Elastic Properties of Polymers
Bruce Hartmann
Naval Surface Warfare Center
9500 MacArthur Boulevard
West Bechesda, MD 20817-5700

Chapter 14. Elastic Properties of Porous Materials
Dr. James Sabatier
Dr. Craig Hickey
University of Mississippi
Coliseum Drive
University, MS 38677

Biological Materials:

Chapter 15a. Elastic Properties of Soft Tissue
Dr. Armen Sarvazyan
Artann Laboratories
1 Riva Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4731

Chapter 15b. Elastic Properties of Hard Tissue
Dr. Sidney Lees
Forsyth Dental Center
140 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Professor Peter P. Antich
University of Texas in Dallas
Dept of Radiology
Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas TX 75235-9058

Professor Shreefal Mehta
University of Texas in Dallas
Dept of Radiology
Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas TX 75235-9058

Professor J. Lawrence Katz
Case Western Reserve University
Dept of Biomedial Eng'g
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland OH 44106-7207

Chapter 15c. Elastic Properties of Carbonate Hard Tissue
Dr. Julian Vincent
+44 (0)118 931 8418
Centre for Biomimetics
The University of Reading
Berkshire RG6 6AH
United Kingdom

Chapter 16. Elastic Properties of Wood and Forest Products
Professor Mick Peterson
Mechanical Engineering Department
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Chapter 17. Elastic Properties of Composites
Dr. Ronald L. Kline
San Diego State University
College of Engineering
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, California 92182-1323

Chapter 18. Elastic Moduli of Concrete
Professor Paulo J. Monteiro
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
725 Davis Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1710

Chapter 19. Elastic Properties of Fullerines
Professor Alex Zettl
Univ. of California at Berkley
Physics Department
132 LeConte
Berkeley, CA 94720-7300

Chapter 20. Elastic Properties of Crystalline Quartz
Arthur Ballato
Vincent Rosati
AMSEL-RD-CS (Dr. Ballato)
Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703-5201

Chapter 21. Elastic Properties of Paper
Dr. Douglas Coffin
Institute of Paper Science & Technology
500 10th Street
Atlanta, GA 30318

Chapter 22. Elastic Properties of Ceramic-like Material
Dr. Albert Migliori
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dr. Veerle Keppens
University of Mississippi
Coliseum Drive
University, MS 38677

Chapter 23. Elastic Constants in Soft Condensed Matter
Professor Paul Chaikin
Princeton University
Physics Department
321 Jadwin Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

Chapter 24. Elastic Properties of Food
Dr. Malcom J.W. Povey
Dr. Jack Lamb
The University of Leeds

Earth Sciences:

Chapter 25. Elastic Properties of Minerals and Planetary Objects
Dr. Donald G. Isaak
H 805-492-7095
405 Hilgard Ave.
Box 951361
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1361

Chapter 26. Thermoelastic Parameters of Solids
Dr. Orson Anderson
Department IGPP
4851 Slichter
Box 951361
mail code: 156704
adm code: 2090
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1361

Chapter 27. The Elastic Structure of Deep Earth Mantle and Core
Professor Michael J. Brown
University of Washington
208A Atmospheric Sciences-Geophysics
264A Johnson Hall

Chapter 28. Rock and Earth's Crust
Richard Carlson
Texas A&M University
309 Halbouty Geosciences Building
Texas A&M University
MailStop: 3364
College Station, Texas 77843

Volume III. Elastic Properties of Liquids
Dr. Dipen Sinha
Dr. Moises Levy

Chapter 1. Measurement Techniques in Liquids
Dr. Dipen N. Sinha
1 505 667 0062
Los Alamos National Laboratory
MST-11, MD D429
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545

Chapter 2. Liquid Helium 3
Dr. Haruo Kojima
Rutgers University
136 Frelinghuysen
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Chapter 3. Liquid Helium 4
Dr. Julian D Maynard. Jr.

Chapter 4. Liquid Crystals
Dr. Philippe Martinoty
Labo. De Dynamique Des Fluides Complexes
4, rue Blaise Pascal 67070 Strasbourg CEDEX

Chapter 5. Fundamental Acoustic Properties of Bubbly Liquids
Dr. Andrea Prosperetti
John Hopkins University
Mechanical Engineering
122 Latrobe Hall
34th and Charles Streets
Baltimore, MD 21218

Chapter 6. Acoustic Velocities in Earth Liquids
Dr. Manika Prasad
Stanford University
Geophysics Department
397 Panama Mall
Stanford, California 94305-2215

Professor Amos Nur
Stanford University
Director of SRB Project & Professor of Geophysics
397 Panama Mall, Mitchell Building, 359
Stanford, California 94305-2215

Chapter 7. Acoustic Velocities in Fluid Saturated Earth Materials

Chapter 8. Acoustic Microscopy of Earth Material

Volume IV - Velocity of Sound in Gases
Dr. Richard Raspet
Dr. Moises Levy

Chapter 1. Introduction to Elastic Constants in Gases
Dr. Henry E. Bass;
Dr. Doug Shields;
University of Mississippi
Coliseum Drive
University, Mississippi 38677

Chapter 2. Elastic Properties of Organic Gases
Moldover, Michael R. Dr.
Physical and Chemical Properties Division (838)
Physics Building (221), Room A103
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8380
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8380

Chapter 3. Measurement Techniques in Gases
Moldover, Michael R. Dr.
Physical and Chemical Properties Division (838)
Physics Building (221), Room A103
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8380
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8380

Chapter 4 Elastic Properties of Numerous Gases
Friend, Daniel G.
Physical and Chemical Properties Division (838)
Cryogenic (2), Room 1014
Mailcode 838.08
325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303

Chapter 5. Elastic Properties of 10 Gases
F.W. Giacobbe
Chicago Research Center
Air Liquids
5230 South East Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525

Chapter 6. Properties of Normal Stars
Dr. Sarbani Basu
Princeton University
Institute for Advanced Study
Olden Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Chapter 7. The Properties of Condensed Matter in White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars
Professor Stewart Shapiro
Dr. Shimulik Balberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Loomis Laboratory of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080

Chapter 8 Sound Waves at Low Densities

Chapter 9 Density Waves in Galactic Space

Chapter 10 Sound Waves in Planetary Atmospheres


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11th October 2000
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About the Editors

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."
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