Accession Number : AD0008076


Title :   THE RESPONSE OF A FLAT SIMPLE-SUPPORTED PANEL TO THE ACTION OF A PRESSURE WAVE


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE


Personal Author(s) : ISAKSON, GABRIEL ; BRENNER, CLAUDE W


Report Date : 24 Oct 1952


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : The response is analyzed of a flat uniform panel, simply suppol rted along 2 parallel edges and unsupported along the other 2, to the passage of a pressure wave of typical form. Two cases are considered: one in which the wave impinges on the panel perpendicularly, and the other in which the wave moves parallel to the panel. The problem is set up in terms of non-dimensional parameters, and a Lagrangian type of analysis is carried out. A program is prepared for solution by an electronic analog computer of the differential- analyzer type. The results of such computations carried out on the REAC are presented for practical ranges of the significant parameters. Results for the 2 cases are compared. The introduction is not feasible of the simplification of replacing the parallel-moving wave by an equivalent perpendicular wave.


Descriptors :   ELECTRONICS , COMPUTATIONS , PARAMETERS , PANELS , SHOCK WAVES , PARALLEL ORIENTATION , WAVES , LAGRANGIAN FUNCTIONS , ANALOG COMPUTERS , RIGHT ANGLES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE