On the Propagation of Finite Disturbances in Bars of Rubberlike Materials

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J. L. Nowinski

University of Delaware, Newark, Del.

J. Eng. Ind 87(4), 523-529 (Nov 01, 1965) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3670872 History: Received September 29, 1964; Online December 08, 2011


The existing theory of propagation of waves of finite amplitude is applied to rubberlike materials using a rigorous finite deformation theory of elasticity. Mooney-Rivlin and Neo-Hookean bodies are investigated in more detail, and explicit solutions are given for the speed of propagation, the particle velocity, and the conditions at the shock front. A numerical example concerning the Neo-Hookean body is given.

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