Accession Number : AD0780736

Title :   Reflection of Weak Shock Waves in Elastic Solids,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Wright,Thomas W.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The general theory of shock reflections in simple elastic materials leads to a set of implicit functions, obtained from boundary conditions, that must be satisfied identically by the amplitude parameters of the incident and reflected waves. In principal, inversion of the boundary conditions leads to expressions for the reflection parameters as functions of the incident parameter. In practice, even numerical inversion appears to be a formidable task, and complete analytical inversion is generally impossible. For weak shocks, the reflections may be computed in powers of the incident amplitude. A formal scheme for solution of the weak shock case is developed in the report. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Solids, *Shock waves, Elastic properties, Mathematical models, Partial differential equations, Numerical analysis

Subject Categories : Armor
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE