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Foundations of Stress Waves

The primary objective of this work is to give the reader an understanding of stress wave behaviour while taking into account the dynamic constitutive equations of elastic-plastic solids. The author has combined a 'materials characteristics' approach with a 'singularity surface' approach in this work, which readers will find to be a novel and unique route to solving their problems.

Practicing engineers and researchers studying impact engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, earthquake engineering, and other areas related to stress waves.

Hardbound, 548 Pages

Published: February 2007

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-044494-9


  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Elementary Theory of One-Dimensional Stress Waves in Bars
    Chapter 3. Interaction of Elastic Longitudinal Waves
    Chapter 4. Interaction of Elastic-Plastic Longitudinal Waves in Bars
    Chapter 5. Rigid Unloading Approximation
    Chapter 6. One-Dimensional Visco-Elastic Waves and Elastic-Visco-Plastic Waves
    Chapter 7. One-Dimensional Strain Plane Waves
    Chapter 8. Spherical Waves and Cylindrical Waves
    Chapter 9. Elastic Plastic Waves Propagating in Flexible Strings
    Chapter 10. Elastic Plastic Waves Propagating in Beams under Transverse Impact (Bending Wave Theory)
    Chapter 11. General Theory for Linear Elastic Waves
    Chapter 12. Numerical Methods for Stress Wave Propagation


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