The book derives the mathematical basis for the most encountered waves in science and engineering. It gives the basis to undertake calculations required for important occupations such as maritime engineering, climate science, urban noise control, and medical diagnostics. The book initiates with fluid dynamics basis with subsequent chapters covering surface gravity waves, sound waves, internal gravity waves and waves in rotating fluids, and details basic phenomena such as refraction. Thereafter, specialized application chapters include description of specific contemporary problems. All concepts are supported by narrative examples, illustrations, and case studies.
- Explains the basis of wave mechanics in fluid systems.
- Provides tools for the analysis of water waves, sound waves, internal gravity, and rotating fluid waves through different examples.
- Includes comprehensible mathematical derivations at the expense of fewer theoretical topics.
- Reviews cases describable by linear theory and cases requiring nonlinear and wave-interaction theories.
- Supports concepts with narrative examples, illustrations, and case studies.
This book aims at Senior Undergraduates/Graduate students and Researchers in Fluid Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Physical Oceanography.
Table of Contents
Part I: Theory and classical applications
Chapter 1: Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Water-Surface Waves
Chapter 3: Sound Waves
Chapter 4: Internal gravity waves
Chapter 5: Waves in Rotating Fluids
Chapter 6: Introduction to Some Nonlinear Wave Theories
Chapter 7: Nonlinear Wave Interactions
Part II: Further applications
Chapter 8: Ocean Wave Energy Conversion
Chapter 9: Bubble Acoustics
Chapter 10: Surface-Wave Breaking in Weather and Climate
Chapter 11: Rotating-Fluid Waves in Space and Planetary Systems
Chapter 12: Nonlinear Environmental Waves
Chapter 13: Streaming in Medicine, Industry and Geophysics
Richard Manasseh is a mechanical engineer with a PhD in applied mathematics. His specialty is fluid dynamics. At a fundamental level, his research focuses on wave modes and oscillators in fluids and their linear and nonlinear interactions. He is best known for his work in two domains: bubble acoustics, and inertia waves. He is currently developing research on the interactions of ocean wave-power machines, for which he has won a grant. He is also working on the interaction of ultrasound with microbubbles and live cells for medical diagnostics and therapeutics; and on the nonlinear interaction of ultrasonic wave modes for food processing. In 2014 he began work on an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded project on the interactions of inertia waves in rotating flows, the subject of his PhD. He is a specialist in laboratory experiments with significant field and industrial plant experience. Further applications of his research have included spacecraft engineering, coastal oceanography, thunder-storms, submarine noise, wastewater treatment and microfluidic devices.
He became a full-time academic in 2010 after a career in industrial R&D. In 2016 he completed a three-year term as Chair (Department Head) of the Department of Mechanical and Product Design engineering, having lead Mechanical Engineering for a total of four years. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. He is Vice-President of the Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society and immediate past President.