Wave Propagation in a Chemically Reacting, Linear Elastic Sphere

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J. W. Nunziato

Explosives Physic Division, Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mex.

L. T. Wheeler

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

J. Appl. Mech 43(1), 43-48 (Mar 01, 1976) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423793 History: Received April 01, 1975; Online July 12, 2010


Of concern is the response induced in a chemically reacting elastic sphere by a spatially uniform applied surface pressure. The analysis, which is carried out in the context of a linearized theory, is concentrated mainly on the behavior during the time it takes for a pulse to travel from the surface to the center. An interesting interplay is described which develops between the dominance of mechanical effects near the center and possible chemical-reaction effects near the surface.

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