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On modelling wave motion in microstructured solids; pp. 241–246

Full article in PDF format | doi: 10.3176/proc.2009.4.05

Authors
Merle Randrüüt, Andrus Salupere, Jüri Engelbrecht

Abstract

The Mindlin-type model is used for describing the longitudinal deformation waves in microstructured solids. The evolution equation (one-wave equation) is derived for the hierarchical governing equation (two-wave equation) in the nonlinear case using the asymptotic (reductive perturbation) method. The evolution equation is integrated numerically under harmonic as well as localized initial conditions making use of the pseudospectral method. Analysis of the results demonstrates that the derived evolution equation is able to grasp essential effects of microinertia and elasticity of a microstructure. The influence of these effects can result in the emergence of asymmetric solitary waves.


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