Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Dispersion principles; 3. Unbounded isotropic and anisotropic media; 4. Reflection and refraction; 5. Oblique incidence; 6. Wave scattering; 7. Surface and subsurface waves; 8. Waves in plates; 9. Interface waves; 10. Layer on a half space; 11. Waves in rods; 12. Waves in hollow cylinders; 13. Guided waves in multiple layers; 14. Source influence; 15. Horizontal shear; 16. Waves in an anisotropic layer; 17. Elastic constant determination; 18. Waves in viscoelastic media; 19. Stress influence; 20. Boundary element methods; Bibliography; Appendices; A. Ultrasonic nondestructive testing principles, analysis and display technology; B. Basic formulas and concepts in the theory of elasticity; C. Basic formulas in complex variables; D. Schlieren imaging and dynamic photoelasticity; E. Key wave propagation experiments; Index.
' ... a ready-made program of teaching for any scientist or engineer who would like to use the book as a teaching support.' American Society of Mechanical Engineers ' ... rich pedagogical material ... the exposition is well balanced and extremely convincing ... Ultrasonic Waves in Solid Media deserves to be present on the shelf of all students of elastic-wave propagation and also on that of professionals, theoreticians, and experimentalists, who periodically need to refresh their memory, or are likely to deliver a course with similar contents.' American Society of Mechanical Engineers