Waves and Shocks in Locking and Dissipative Media

by Mario G. Salvadori,
Richard Skalak,
Paul Weidlinger,


Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 1, Pg. 305-333


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Propagation of stress waves and shocks in ine astic media are studied for semi-infinite body loaded at its free surface; first type of material postulated is looking medium, which responds elasto-plastically at low stress levels but behaves as rigid body after it is compressed; second type of medium exhibits constant modulus of elasticity on initial loading and second larger modulus on unloading.

Subject Headings: Stress waves | Shock waves | Load factors | Wave propagation | Free surfaces | Surface waves | Material properties | Elastoplasticity

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