Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The generally assumed instantaneous impulsive pressure sources for an elastic P wave in an infinite medium lead to basic contradictions, a step function source yielding infinite displacements as the shear modulus goes to zero, and the total energy radiated by a delta function (or any derivative of the delta function) source being infinite. By noting that the character of the solution in the elastic region must match the acoustic case near the source, a realistic impulsive pressure source is postulated which has a finite time history. The elastic field produced by this source is then obtained in closed form. A number of numerical examples are considered"--Abstract, Page ii.

Advisor(s)

Wesley, James Paul

Committee Member(s)

McFarland, Charles E.
Zenor, Hughes M., 1908-2001
Nygaard, Kaare J.

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Physics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

v, 45 Pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (Pages 42-44).

Rights

© 1970 Joseph Hugo Hemmann, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Elastic wave propagation
Elastic waves -- Mathematical models
Acoustic surface waves

Thesis Number

T 2350

Print OCLC #

6019060

Electronic OCLC #

844945658

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