On the Propagation of One-Dimensional Acceleration Waves in Laminated Composites

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P. J. Chen

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mex.

M. E. Gurtin

Department of Mathematics, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.

J. Appl. Mech 40(4), 1055-1060 (Dec 01, 1973) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423125 History: Received June 01, 1972; Online July 12, 2010


In this paper we study one-dimensional wave propagation in (nonlinear) elastic and viscoelastic composites. We derive an expression for the amplitude of an acceleration wave; when confined to the junction points of the cells, this expression has exactly the same form as that for a single nonlinear viscoelastic material. We use this fact to derive effective moduli for composites.

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