The Effect of Reflections on Nonlinear, Transient Pulse Propagation in Laminated Composites

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B. R. Seymour, M. P. Mortell

Department of Mathematics and Institute of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C., Canada

J. Appl. Mech 44(4), 683-688 (Dec 01, 1977) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3424157 History: Received January 01, 1977; Online July 12, 2010


The transient response of a laminated composite is treated. The effects of quadratic and cubic nonlinearity in the stress-strain law and reflections at interfaces are included.

Copyright © 1977 by ASME
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