Accession Number:

AD0645707

Title:

SHOCK WAVES IN SOLIDS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A study of the literature was made concerning the propagation of finite waves in nonlinear materials. This report includes a brief review of some of the significant contributions that resulted from this study. Results of both experiment and analysis were reviewed and the general state-of-the-art was determined. The majority of the effort was found to be centered on 1 general theories of nonlinear wave propagation, 2 experiments on finite amplitude waves, 3 determination of constitutive equations to describe nonlinear behavior, and 4 development of numerical methods of solution to describe wave propagation in nonlinear materials. Simultaneously, a computer program was developed using the method of finite differences for the solution of an initial boundary value problem. Some calculations were made for the propagation of waves in a nonlinear elastic material. This was intended to be compared with experimental results obtained at the Ballistic Research Laboratories. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE