Impact of a Rigid Sphere on a Viscoelastic Plate

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J. W. Phillips, H. H. Calvit

Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, R. I.

J. Appl. Mech 34(4), 873-878 (Dec 01, 1967) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3607850 History: Received December 28, 1966; Revised May 01, 1967; Online September 14, 2011


The dynamic, rigid, spherical indenter problem for the case of a thin viscoelastic plate is treated, and a numerical method is developed to handle the resulting equations of motion for a general linear viscoelastic material. Application to a constant tan δ model and comparison with experimental results indicate that the ball-bouncing technique can be extended to thin plate samples by the present theory if the loss tangent for the material is reasonably low.

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