Theoretical Solid Mechanics Group: Research Interests
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical
University of Cambridge, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EW,
Tel.: +44 (0)1223 337900, Fax. +44 (0)1223 337918.
- Theoretical seismology, concerned with the analysis of the
excitation and propagation of elastic waves through the Earth, and
determination of Earth structure and earthquake source mechanisms from
- Propagation of waves in randomly inhomogeneous media. Most studies
to date have related to linearly elastic media and further linear work
is being pursued. The effects of interconnected cracks on wave
propagation and the viscoelastic nature of the resulting material.
- Mechanics of fracture. Problems include quasistatic and dynamic
crack growth in elastic media and crack stability to small
perturbations of crack surface.
- Diffraction by a surface-breaking crack using modern asymptotic
(short wavelength) theory.
- 3D numerical study on the diffraction from cracks by the boundary
- The production of suitable methods to compute the scattering from
a crack with a rough edge.
- The response of cracked material to waves of long wavelength in
cases where interactions between adjacent cracks are significant. The
intention is to use the statistics of real data sets to model
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