Wave Propagation in a Thin Cylindrical Shell

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William R. Spillers

Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.

J. Appl. Mech 32(2), 346-350 (Jun 01, 1965) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3625805 History: Received January 07, 1964; Online September 15, 2011


A solution is presented for a semi-infinite cylindrical (Timoshenko type) shell subjected to dynamic loading at one end using the method characteristics. Explicit results are obtained for the propagation of discontinuities. These results are combined with a simple numerical procedure to obtain the solution in all regions. Numerical examples are given for an elastic and a viscoelastic material and comparisons are made to previous results concerning wave propagation in shells.

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