Accession Number:

ADA048552

Title:

A Theory for Longitudinal Wave Propagation in a Composite Rod: A Model for Linear Elastodynamic Behavior of Composite Penetrators.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. 1 Jul-30 Sep 77,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A mathematical model is presented for prediction of linear elastodynamic response of metal matrix composite penetrators. Although it is recognized that for the applications envisaged, the anelastic effects are the dominant ones, a study of linear elastic behavior is of importance inasmuch as it yields information about the composite properties required for simulation, using, for example, the HELP code where material strength is not neglected.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Armor
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE