Small-Amplitude Wave Behavior in One-Dimensional Granular Solids

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J. W. Nunziato

Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mex.

E. K. Walsh

Department of Engineering Sciences and Mechanics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

J. Appl. Mech 44(4), 559-564 (Dec 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424135 History: Received April 01, 1977; Revised May 01, 1977; Online July 12, 2010


In this paper we consider the dynamic behavior of granular solids in the context of a one-dimensional, linearized theory. Uniqueness of solutions for unbounded domains is established and two wave propagation problems are solved. In particular, the dispersion relations for small-amplitude sinusoidal progressive waves are obtained and the evolution of small-amplitude shock waves is exhibited.

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