Accession Number:

AD0729822

Title:

Elastic Waves Produced by Longitudinal Impact on a System with Symmetrically Branched Rods.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I DIV OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The problem of the propagation of a longitudinal elastic wave which is travelling along a thin uniform rod at the end of which a branched, symmetrically arranged system of rods is joined is treated analytically. The symmetry condition greatly simplifies the analysis and enables the problem to be treated as a two-dimensional one. The theory used for the propagation of longitudinal waves along the rods is the simple one-dimensional one while flexural wave propagation is treated by the Timoshenko theory. The numerical results obtained with this analysis are found to agree well with experimental observations. Author-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE