Accession Number:

AD0604292

Title:

IMPULSIVE LOADING ON AN ELASTIC HALF-PLANE,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1953-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Consideration is given to the wave system resulting from a step loading on an elastic half-space. The stresses in a one dimensional head are given exactly. The maximum width of this head is 2r sub 0, and its depth along the axis falls off like 1z sub 2 for large z. However the magnitude of the stresses within the head remain constant. This one dimensional head could be of considerable importance in spalling problems. Integrals representing reflected waves can be obtained and treated by the same method. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE