Wave Propagation Group

The Wave Propagation Group was established simultaneously with the foundation of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics in 1985.

The original scope of the group was the study of underwater acoustics, and its applications to oceanography and geophysics. Activity areas in this respect include forward propagation modelling and inverse problems, in particular, ocean acoustic tomography, sea-bed reconstruction, and inverse scattering.

In 2000 a hydroacoustic measurement facility was established at IACM which enables the conduction of scaled propagation experiments, the calibration of acoustic transducers, and the performance of acoustic field measurements in the audible and ultrasound regime.

The range of objectives of the group has expanded over the years. Today, besides underwater acoustics, it includes the theory of elastic wave propagation and water waves