Articles | Volume 24, issue 3
Research article
09 Aug 2017
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2017

Effect of disorder on bulk sound wave speed: a multiscale spectral analysis

Rohit Kumar Shrivastava and Stefan Luding

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The article aids the understanding of the propagation of vibration through complex media (e.g., soil). It presents various techniques to better interpret signals (recorded vibrations). The mathematical work done in the article can be utilized for various engineering applications such as oil or mineral exploration, designing materials for shock protection or energy-trapping. The conclusion of the article also mentions some of the ongoing as well as future work related to the research.