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Transient response of an anisotropic solid
Author(s): Y. Wang
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Paper Abstract

Anisotropic materials are currently used in a wide variety of advanced engineer- ing applications. The most commonly used anisotropic materials are composites and.crystals. These materials are extensively used in aerospace, civil engineering construc- tion, electronic packaging etc. In recent years, transient wave propagation in anisotropicsolids has received increasing attention due to the relationship of this topic to fundamen- tal studies in the areas of smart structures/materials development and the modellingof ultrasonic non-destructive techniques for defect/flaw characterization in materials.This paper is concerned with the propagation of transient stress pulses in an anisotropicelastic solid. The anisotropy of the solid is presented by conventional orthotropy. Ini- tially, general solutions for transient wave propagation in 2-D problems are derived byusing Laplace-Fourier integral transforms. These general solutions are then used tosolve boundary-value problem corresponding to 2-D stress pulses applied at an arbi- trary location in the medium. Solutions are also presented for stress waves emanatingfrom a sudden fracture at an arbitrary location in the medium. Time history of theapplied stress and the displacement discontinuity is assumed to be arbitrary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 17772E (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298109
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Y. Wang, Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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