Accession Number : AD0672269

Title :   INTRODUCTION TO WAVE PROPAGATION IN COMPOSITE MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Sep 66-Sep 67,

Corporate Author : DREXEL INST OF TECH PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Chou,P. C.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The dynamic elasticity equations for isotropic material together with their variations and different simplifications are presented. The basic concepts in wave propagation, especially those concerned with wave velocity, phase velocity, dispersion, and vibration analysis, are discussed. Dispersion equations for a composite two-layered cylindrical shell are derived. The application of the method of characteristics to the two-layered equations are also presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, PROPAGATION), ELASTIC PROPERTIES, SCATTERING, VIBRATION, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), DYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE