Accession Number : ADA955959

Title :   Similarity Analysis of Dynamics Problems Incorporating Viscoelastic Material Behavior.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF MECHANICS AND HYDRAULICS

Personal Author(s) : Davy, Dwight T. ; Chand, Ram

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Dynamic behavior of continuous media is a problem which must necessarily be considered in the design of vehicular systems or any system which will experience significant dynamic loads. It is true that much design can be accomplished by approximating the structure in question as a finite degrees-of-freedom system. However, in order to understand response and possible failure mechanisms of individual components, particularly with respect to impact loading, local analysis must treat the region as a deformable continuum. Plastic material. (js)

Descriptors :   *VISCOELASTICITY, CONTINUUM MECHANICS, DEFORMATION, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, DYNAMIC LOADS, DYNAMIC RESPONSE, DYNAMICS, FAILURE, IMPACT, LOADS(FORCES), MATERIALS, PLASTICS, VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE