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Longitudinal Collision of Rod-Rigid Element Systems

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A. Mioduchowski, M. G. Faulkner, A. Pielorz, W. Nadolski

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

J. Appl. Mech 50(3), 637-640 (Sep 01, 1983) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3167102 History: Received November 01, 1982; Revised January 01, 1983; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

One-dimensional wave propagation theory is used to investigate the forces, velocities, and displacements in a series of elastic rods connected to rigid elements. The method is applied to the case of two subsystems that collide. The technique allows the calculations to be done during a short-lived event such as a collision.

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