This series of volumes constitutes an outstanding collection of contributions by the most active research workers in the area of acoustics and mechanics. It brings the reader up to date on the status of the various aspects of research in this field. The volumes should preserve their value for a long time, as they represent a monument to the achievements of human research capabilities in the underwater-acoustics aspects of the environment.
Contents: Scattering from Elliptical Shells - A Unified Approach Applicable to Both Elastic and Fluid Media (R P Radlinski & M M Simon); On the Systematic Use of Spherical, Cylindrical and Plane Vector Wave Functions in Elastodynamic Scattering Problems (A Bostrom); Computational Modeling of Transient Acoustic Wavefields - A Structured Approach Based on Reciprocity (A T de Hoop); Linear Viscoelasticity (F Mainardi); Transient Waves in Linear Viscoelastic Media (F Mainardi); Computational Ocean-Seismoacoustic Modeling Using Finite Elements (J E Murphy & S A Chin-Bing); Nonorthogonality of Measured Normal Modes in a Shallow Water Waveguide (G H Rayborn et al.); Nearfield Acoustical Holography (A Sarkissian); Elimination of Internal Resonance Effects in Acoustic Scattering from Cylinders Using Method of Moments (S P Sun & P K Raju); Pulsed Asymmetric Point Force Loading of a Layered Half-Space (P Borejko & F Ziegler); Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Pre-Stressed Elastic Bodies (Y B Fu & R W Ogden).