Accession Number : AD0604661

Title :   WAVE PROPAGATION IN THE LINEAR THEORY OF VISCOELASTICITY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 28,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Fisher,George M. C. ; Gurtin,Morton E.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : It was shown in AD-436 823 that, in the linear theory of viscoelasticity, the speed of propagation of an acceleration wave is a solution of a particular eigenvalue problem. It is demonstrated that this eigenvalue problem governs, not only the speed of propagation of acceleration waves, but also the propagation speeds of shocks and all higher order waves. Solutions which contain discontinuities of arbitrary order N are easily exhibited.

Descriptors :   (*VISCOELASTICITY, THEORY), (*MECHANICAL WAVES, PROPAGATION), SHOCK WAVES, ACCELERATION, RELAXATION TIME, DENSITY, LINEAR SYSTEMS, VECTOR ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE