Plane Waves in an Elastic-Plastic Half-Space Due to Combined Surface Pressure and Shear

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H. H. Bleich

Institute of Flight Structures, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.

Ivan Nelson

Technical Staff, Institute for Defense Analyses, Arlington, Va.

J. Appl. Mech 33(1), 149-158 (Mar 01, 1966) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3624972 History: Received February 24, 1965; Revised June 29, 1965; Online September 15, 2011


The most general case of plane wave propagation, when normal and shear stresses occur simultaneously, is considered in a material obeying the von Mises yield condition. The resulting nonlinear differential equations have not been solved previously for any boundary-value problem, except for special situations where the differential equations degenerate into linear ones. In the present paper, the stresses in a half-space, due to a uniformly distributed step load of pressure and shear on the surface, are obtained in closed form.

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