Transient Elastic Waves in Anisotropic Plates

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R. A. Scott, Julius Miklowitz

Department of Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 34(1), 104-110 (Mar 01, 1967) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3607608 History: Received March 07, 1966; Revised July 21, 1966; Online September 14, 2011


The equations of motion of a linear elastic solid have been used to study the propagation of transient compressional disturbances in anisotropic plates, generated by several types of surface and edge loadings. A particular orientation of the axes of material symmetry was chosen, and several classes of anisotropic media have been considered. From the exact solutions obtained, a far-field analysis based on a low-frequency, large-wavelength approximation is given; and numerical results are presented for copper, ice, zinc, beechwood, and several isotropic media for comparison purposes.

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