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An Experimental Study of the Unloading Waves in a Plucked Hyperelastic String

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J. L. Wegner, J. B. Haddow

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC Canada W8W 2Y2

J. Appl. Mech 57(3), 667-671 (Sep 01, 1990) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2897074 History: Received February 16, 1989; Revised July 07, 1989; Online March 31, 2008

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the unloading response of symmetrically plucked hyperelastic strings and presents some results of an experimental study. The validity of certain similarity solutions due to Wegner et al. (1989) is investigated and the experimental results are in acceptable agreement with the predictions of these solutions. A small extension of the similarity solutions to consider the response of a string after the first reflection is presented along with some experimental verification.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: String , Waves , Reflection
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