Accession Number : AD0729824

Title :   Some Recent Experimental Investigations in Stress-Wave Propagation and Fracture.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Kolsky,H.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This paper outlines work done in the field of stress wave propagation. Included are studies on; the formation of shock fronts in tensile pulses propagated along filaments of natural rubber which have been prestretched quasi-statically, pulses generated when a brittle solid fractures, and secondary pulse generation characteristics when a stress pulse approaches a boundary between two media. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*RUBBER, VISCOELASTICITY), SHOCK WAVES, STRESSES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE