Accession Number : AD0803393

Title :   INTERFACE WAVES WITH A FLEXIBLE BOND.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Nov 65-Jul 66,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LABS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Jones, John P. ; Whittier, James S.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Plane strain elastic wave propagation is studied for two dissimilar halfspaces joined together at a plane interface by a thin elastic bond. Attention is focussed on solutions corresponding to the propagation of interface waves along the bond. The existence of interface waves is found to be governed by a parameter involving bond stiffness and wave length. The limiting case of an infinitely stiff bond corresponds to the interface wave problem first solved by Stoneley and it is shown that the present analysis yields Stoneley's frequency equation in this limit. Also the limiting case of an infinitely soft bond is found as expected to give two Rayleigh surface waves, one in each medium. It is shown analytically that for intermediate bond stiffnesses there may occur zero, one, or two interface waves depending on the properties of the bond and the media. Illustrative numerical examples are presented. It is the conclusion of this study that account must be taken of the stiffness of the bond and the wavelength of the disturbance before it is proper to speak of an interface wave existing or not existing at a bonded interface. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELASTIC PROPERTIES), (*MECHANICAL WAVES, PROPAGATION, BONDING, THEORY.

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE