Accession Number : AD0605953

Title :   ON THE RESPONSE OF A LAYERED HALF-SPACE TO A MOVING LOAD,

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Miles,John W.

Report Date : 29 JAN 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The response of a two-layered, fluid half-space to a concentrated line-load moving over its free surface with uniform velocity is determined. Three cases are distinguished, as the velocity of the load is inferior to, intermediate to, or exceeds both of the two sonic speeds. It is argued that the results give a qualitative picture of the importance of refraction in a layered, elastic half-space subjected to a moving blast-wave. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACOUSTICS, FLUIDS), (*MECHANICAL WAVES, PROPAGATION), BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, SHOCK WAVES, FOURIER ANALYSIS, FLUID MECHANICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE