Safe Impact Speed for Hollow Circular Cylinders

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J. C. Wambold

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

F. D. Ju

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

J. Appl. Mech 37(2), 305-309 (Jun 01, 1970) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408506 History: Received May 12, 1969; Revised December 31, 1969; Online April 06, 2010


An analog simulation of stress wave propagation in hollow circular cylinders with, and without, end caps for the purpose of determining safe impact velocity. The results were checked with experimental tests run by Sandia Corporation.

Copyright © 1970 by ASME
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