Accession Number : AD0452563

Title :   LONGITUDINAL IMPACT OF A SEMI-INFINITE CIRCULAR VISCOELASTIC ROD,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Testa, R. B.

Report Date : SEP 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The response to longitudinal impact of a semiinfinite, viscoelastic rod of finite radius is investigated. Laplace transform methods with asymptotic analysis are applied, and use is made of a cylindrical shell. The oscillatory character of the response in the elastic rod is suppressed due to the presence of viscosity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RODS, VISCOELASTICITY), IMPACT SHOCK, MECHANICAL WAVES, MOTION, EQUATIONS, ELASTIC SHELLS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, VISCOSITY, STRESSES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE