Random Response of a Rigid Sphere Embedded in a Viscoelastic Medium and Related Problems

[+] Author and Article Information
A. I. Beltzer

Holon Center for Technological Education, 52 Golomb Street, P.O. Box 305, Holon, Israel

J. Appl. Mech 47(3), 499-503 (Sep 01, 1980) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3153722 History: Received July 01, 1979; Revised January 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009


Random and harmonic responses are considered for a rigid movable sphere embedded in a viscoelastic medium. The solution takes into account the filtering effect of the viscoelastic medium on the traveling random waves. The sphere can be also randomly located with respect to a plane at which the spectral density of incident stochastic waves is prescribed. For a Maxwellian medium with small losses the exact stationary response is derived. The results regarding the nonstationary response of the sphere embedded in a Kelvin-Voight medium are obtained numerically. It is shown that the results obtained are applicable to the prediction of mechanical properties of composite materials, as well as to those of buried structures, when these objects are excited by incompletely known or random disturbances.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In