Accession Number:

ADA310385

Title:

Energy in Elastic Fiber Embedded in Elastic Matrix Containing Incident SH Wave.

Descriptive Note:

Final contractor rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A single elastic fiber embedded in an infinite elastic matrix is considered. An incident plane SH wave is assumed in the infinite matrix, and an expression is derived for the total energy in the fiber due to the incident SH wave. A nondimensional form of the fiber energy is plotted as a function of the nondimensional wavenumber of the SH wave. It is shown that the fiber energy attains maximum values at specific values of the wavenumber of the incident wave. The results obtained here are interpreted in the context of phenomena observed in acousto-ultrasonic experiments on fiber reinforced composite materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE