Accession Number : AD0880328

Title :   One-Dimensional Wave Propagation in Bilinear Media.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 68-Jun 70,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE ERIC H WANG CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Davis,R. O. , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 270

Abstract : An analytic investigation of one-dimensional shock wave propagation in bilinear hysteretic materials is described. Governing equations are solved by the method of characteristics, and solutions are obtained in the form of infinite series. The bilinear model is used to approximate the free-field response of a bilinear model may be used with reasonable accuracy to approximate the response of soils subjected to airblast-type loading. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, SHOCK WAVES), LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, AIRBURST, ATTENUATION, UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE