Response of a Curved Elastic Segment to Shock--Wave Engulfment Loads
Rept. for 1 Jul 1971-1 May 1972
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA LAB OPERATIONS
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The short time response of a cylindrical, elastic segment to shock- wave engulfment is treated. The exact equations of the linear theory of elasticity are used instead of the usual integrated equations of ring theory. Using a relatively new mathematical technique, described in the report, the authors easily identify the focusing effects due to the curved geometry. This work explains some anomalous results obtained while subjecting curved aluminum specimens to loads produced by shock waves.