Solitary and compact-like shear waves in the bulk of solids
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DESTRADE, M., SACCOMANDI, G. (2006) 'Solitary and compact-like shear waves in the bulk of solids'. Physical Review E, 73 :65604-1-65604-4.
We show that a model proposed by Rubin, Rosenau and Gottlieb J. Appl. Phys. 77 4054 (1995) for dispersion caused by an inherent material characteristic length belongs to the class of simple materials. Therefore, it is possible to generalize the idea of Rubin, Rosenau, and Gottlieb to include a wide range of material models, from nonlinear elasticity to turbulence. Using this insight, we are able to fine-tune nonlinear and dispersive effects in the theory of nonlinear elasticity in order to generate pulse solitary waves and also bulk traveling waves with compact support.