Wave Propagation in 1D Bimodular Media

Maria Kuznetsova, Arcady Dyskin, Elena Pasternak

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The bimodular property of geomaterials (different Young’s moduli in tension and compression) leads to complex modes of wave propagation. For the harmonic pulse loading when compressive pulse precedes a tensile pulse, an exact analytical solution is obtained and compared to a numerical one. For the loading case when a tensile pulse precedes a compressive pulse, numerical results are given. In the latter case, a phenomenon of strain disappearance caused by the collapse of the pulses is observed. In both cases shock waves are not formed and hence the stress concentrations capable of compromising structural integrity are not produced.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Materials and Structures
EditorsA. Kotousov, J. Ma
PublisherThe University of Adelaide
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure: Advances in Materials and Structures - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 201114 Jul 2016


ConferenceInternational Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure
Abbreviated titleSIF


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