Accession Number : AD0489744

Title :   THE PROPAGATION OF SHOCK WAVES IN NONLINEAR VISCOELASTIC MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Secor, G. A. ; Lubliner, J.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The possibility of a shock wave generated by impact on a long bar of a general nonlinear viscoelastic (simple) material is discussed. Characteristic relations are derived, as well as the equation governing the decay of the shock amplitude as the shock is propagated into a previously underformed bar. It is shown how these equations may be used to generate a numerical integration procedure. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, MECHANICAL WAVES), (*MECHANICAL WAVES, VISCOELASTICITY), SHOCK(MECHANICS), NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, RESPONSE, TIME, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, RODS, WAVE PROPAGATION, STRESSES, VELOCITY, IMPACT SHOCK, PROPAGATION.

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE