Accession Number : AD0690504

Title :   SHOCK PROPAGATION IN A COMPOSITE MATERIAL.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Torvik,Peter J.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A theory which predicts the Hugoniot curves or shock adiabats for a class of composite materials is developed. The composites considered must be composed of parallel fibers regularly imbedded in an infinite matrix, or must consist of alternate layers of the two constituents. A plane shock is assumed to propagate through the composite so that the normal to the front is parallel to the fibers or layers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, MECHANICAL WAVES), (*MECHANICAL WAVES, PROPAGATION), SHOCK(MECHANICS), ALUMINUM, ACRYLIC RESINS, THEORY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LOADS(FORCES), LAMINATED PLASTICS, PREDICTIONS, WHISKERS(CRYSTALS), EQUATIONS OF STATE

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE