
Accession Number : AD0696120
Title : NORMAL IMPACT OF AN INFINITE ELASTIC BEAM BY A SEMIINFINITE ELASTIC ROD,
Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Ranganath,S.
Report Date : AUG 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : Solutions are obtained by the method of Laplace transformation for the problem of normal impact of an infinite elastic beam by a semiinfinite elastic rod. Timoshenko beam theory is used to describe the waves in the beam and elementary onedimensional bar theory is used to describe the waves in the rod. Numerical results are presented for the velocity and the bending moment. These results are shown to agree well with experimental observations, except at early times. (Author)
Descriptors : (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), *IMPACT SHOCK), (*RODS, IMPACT SHOCK), MECHANICAL WAVES, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, BENDING, VELOCITY, STRAIN(MECHANICS)
Subject Categories : Mechanics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE