Nonlinear Dynamics in Phononic Lattices

19 February 2015
Chris Chong
This talk concerns the behavior of acoustic waves within various nonlinear materials.  As a prototypical example we consider a system of discrete particles that interact nonlinearly through a so-called Hertzian contact.  With the use of analytical, numerical and experimental approaches we study the formation of solitary waves, dispersive shocks, and discrete breathers.
  • Industrial and Applied Mathematics Seminar