Transient Motion of an Elastic Half Space Due to a Semi-Infinite Surface Line Load

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D. C. Gakenheimer

The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 37(1), 205-207 (Mar 01, 1970) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408441 History: Received May 12, 1969; Online July 12, 2010


A method is described for obtaining an exact transient solution to the problem of an elastic half space whose surface is excited by a semi-infinite line load. The load acts normal to the surface of the half space and it has impulsive time-dependence. The resulting displacement field is discussed.

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