Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

50, 3, pp. 797-805, Warsaw 2012

Wave-quasi-particle dualism in the transmission-reflection problem for elastic waves

Gérard A. Maugin, Martine Rousseau
Following along the line of recent works in which the notion of quasi-particles associated with surface acoustic waves of different types was introduced via canonical conservation laws, here the emphasis is placed on the possible exploitation of this dualism in the classical problem of the transmission and reflection of waves by a discontinuity between two media (in perfect contact or with possible delamination) and the more general case of a mono-layer or multi-layer sandwiched slab.
Keywords: elastic waves; quasi-particle; transmission-reflection