Accession Number : AD0734787

Title :   Existence of a Solution to a Material Optimization Problem in Linear Viscoelasticity.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Schipmolder,Jan B.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A solution is shown to exist to the problem of determining a linear viscoelastic material which optimizes a defined dynamical behavior of a specific structure. The structure is considered in this paper to be modeled by a single lumped mass and a single viscoelastic element in uniaxial tension, and its motion is to satisfy a number of given constraints and conditions at different strain rates. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISCOELASTICITY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), (*STRUCTURES, VISCOELASTICITY), STRAIN(MECHANICS), STRESSES, OSCILLATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, PACKAGING

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE