Accession Number : AD0609850

Title :   TRANSIENT RESPONSE OF A RIGID SPHERICAL INCLUSION IN AN ELASTIC MEDIUM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mow,C. C.

Report Date : OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The transient response of a rigid spherical inclusion of arbitrary density embedded in an elastic medium due to an incident pulse is examined. The Fourier-integral method is used, and an exact solution of the response is obtained. It is found that the acceleration and velocity of the inclusion are substantially different from those of the medium. A slight difference in the time history of the displacement between the inclusion and the medium is also noted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLIDS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES), (*ELASTIC PROPERTIES, MECHANICAL WAVES), (*MECHANICAL WAVES, SPHERES), POTENTIAL THEORY, MOTION, HARMONIC ANALYSIS, FOURIER ANALYSIS, INTEGRALS, BESSEL FUNCTIONS, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, COMPLEX VARIABLES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE