Chain Reaction From Impact on Coaxial Multibody Systems

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W. J. Stronge

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK

J. Appl. Mech 67(3), 632-635 (May 02, 2000) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1309541 History: Received September 01, 1999; Revised May 02, 2000
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Grahic Jump Location
Nondimensional time of maximum compression τjc at first and second contact points as function of gradient of wave speed γ−1. Calculations assume elastic impact (e*=1) and either linear compliance (light lines) or Hertz compliance (heavy lines).
Grahic Jump Location
Effect of gradient of wave speed γ−1 on terminal velocities of balls B1,B2, and B3 in three-sphere chain with mass gradient (a) η=1 and (b) η=4. Calculations assume elastic impact (e*=1) and either linear compliance (light lines) or Hertz compliance (heavy lines).
Grahic Jump Location
Collinear system of three spheres with small local compliance at contact points



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