Accession Number : AD0678531

Title :   STRESS WAVE GENERATION IN A TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT ABSORBING SOLID BY IMPULSIVE ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF THE AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Hegemier,G. A. ; Tzung,F.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : An elastic, partially transparent solid, occupying the half space x > 0, is subjected to uniform impulsive electromagnetic radiation at the surface x = 0. The deposition of radiant energy over a finite absorption depth gives rise to a distributed heat source within the solid (thermal shock) which, in turn, dilatates the medium and generates a stress wave. In this paper the nature of the stress-wave build up in the absorption layer is studied for the case of a temperature-dependent solid, i.e., when material properties vary with temperature. The mathematical problem is one of wave propagation in a non-homogeneous medium. An approximate solution to the posed problem is developed which readily exhibits the influence of temperature. Error bounds are provided. The results are illustrated by a numerical example. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMAL SHOCK, LIGHT PULSES), (*THERMAL STRESSES, WAVE PROPAGATION), THERMAL PROPERTIES, ABSORPTION, TEMPERATURE, LASERS

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE