University of Liverpool Research Centre in Mathematics and Modelling - Wave scattering and Solid Mechanics

These seminars are organised by  Stewart Haslinger, University of Liverpool


These seminars take place bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 16:00 – 17:15 (GMT).
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The University of Liverpool Research Centre in Mathematics and Modelling (RCMM) seminar series will cover a wide range of topics in the theory of partial differential equations that describe the propagation of waves in non-uniform media (both periodic and non-periodic), asymptotic analysis and solid mechanics.


Future Seminars

Tuesday 24th November

Alexander Movchan (University of Liverpool) Waves in Chiral Discrete Systems

Abstract: The talk will provide an overview of modelling for time harmonic vibrations of solids with systems of chiral resonators. As well as models for finite-sized structures, the presentation will include infinite periodic systems and Floquet-Bloch waves in both continuous and discrete systems.

Tuesday 8th December

Anastasia Kisil, (The University of Manchester) Edges and Point Scatterers: solving Helmholtz equation with complicated boundary conditions

Abstract: coming soon


Previous Seminars

Tuesday 10th November

Artur Gower, University of Sheffield (Lecturer in Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Ensemble average waves in random materials of any geometry

Which is more useful: knowing the effective properties of a material, or its effective wavenumbers? In a low frequency regime these are essentially the same, but when the wavelength becomes comparable to the microstructure’s size, they are not. Using a broad range of frequencies is needed to characterize materials and to design for broad wave speed control and attenuation.

Suppose we perform an experiment that measures the scattered field from a material with a random microstructure. We could then find what effective properties would lead to the same scattered field we measured. So far so good. But what if we took that same microstructure and molded it into a different geometry and then repeated the experiment? The bad news is that even when using the same frequency we would potentially find a different set of effective properties. In contrast, in this talk I show how effective wavenumbers are inherently related to the material microstructure and not its geometry. I will also show how to calculate the average scattered field, including the field scattered from a pipe geometry filled with particles and a spherical droplet filled with particles.