Energy Dissipation of Nonlinear Critically Damped Systems During Impact

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G. Lakin

Ling-Temco-Vought, Inc., Warren, Mich.

H. K. Sachs

Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

J. Appl. Mech 34(3), 674-678 (Sep 01, 1967) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3607760 History: Received August 02, 1966; Revised January 23, 1967; Online September 14, 2011


The paper discusses the criteria of the most effective energy dissipation of either an object falling upon a viscoelastic foundation or a vehicle striking a barrier, such that the impacting mass does not separate (rebound) from the support structure, and the maximum deceleration of the striking mass is a minimum.

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