Accession Number:

ADA499435

Title:

Transient Stress Wave Propagation in One-Dimensional Micropolar Bodies

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Certain types of structures and materials, such as engineered multi-scale systems and comminuted zones in failed ceramics, may be modeled using continuum theories incorporating additional kinematic degrees of freedom beyond the scope of classical continuum theories. If such material systems are to be subjected to high strain rate loads, such as those resulting from ballistic impact or blast, it will be necessary to develop models capable of describing transient stress wave propagation through these media. Such a model is formulated, solved, and applied to the impact between two bodies and to a two-layer bar or strip subjected to an instantaneously applied stress. Results from these examples suggest that the model parameters, and therefore constitutive properties and geometries, may be tuned to reduce and control the transmission of stress through these bodies.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE