Accession Number : ADA017671

Title :   A Note on Critical Reflections of Waves in an Isotropic Elastic Plate.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Kaul,R. K. ; Herrmann,George

Report Date : AUG 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : At grazing incidence of a flexural P-wave, or at grazing incidence of an extensional SV-wave, the wave motion vanishes in the case of an isotropic, elastic plate with traction-free surfaces. It is shown that by using d'Alembert's limiting procedure, the wave motion in these criterical cases can be obtained from the Rayleigh-Lamb solution in a straight forward manner. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Applied mechanics, *Plates, *Wave equations, Waveforms, Elastic properties, Isotropism, Strain(Mechanics), Wave propagation, Harmonic analysis, Reflection

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE