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Analysis of Wave Propagation in Elastic Cylindrical Shells by the Perturbation Method

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T. L. Geers

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Palo Alto, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 39(2), 385-389 (Jun 01, 1972) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422689 History: Received January 15, 1971; Revised July 06, 1971; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

Simple perturbation solutions are given for the propagation of stress waves in an elastic cylindrical shell subjected to transient, axisymmetric, longitudinal excitations. The solutions are shown to be accurate even at rather large distances from the boundary at which the excitation is applied. Convergence of the series solutions is examined and application of the technique to related problems is discussed.

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