Credit Hours: 3.00. Elastic wave propagation in rods, beams, and plates. Wave motion in semi-infinite bodies; Rayleigh, Lamb and Love waves. Pochhammer-Chree theory for rods. General properties of dispersive waves and approximation techniques. Impact. Wave front and ray methods. Introduction to wave propagation in anelastic and nonhomogenous media, and to large amplitude and shock waves. Prerequisite: AAE 55300 or ME 56300. Typically offered Fall.