Accession Number:

AD0489747

Title:

A TECHNIQUE FOR THE CALCULATION OF ACCELERATION WAVES IN NONLINEAR VISCOELASTIC MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A boundary-value problem giving rise to a one-dimensional acceleration wave in a nonlinear viscoelastic material is shown to have a solution, valid in a region behind the wave front, such that stress, strain and velocity are expressed as power series in time measured from the arrival of the wave the coefficients are functions of position and obtainable by quadrature from first-order differential equations. The results may be used to determine short-time viscoelastic behavior by means of wave-propagation experiments.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE