A technique for generating shear waves in cylindrical shells under radial impact - An experimental technique for generating shear waves in cylindrical shells is presented. The experimental velocity of this shear wave is shown to be in reasonable agreement with its analytically predicted value

A. Blum, R. W. Mortimer, Joseph Lawrence Rose

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Abstract

Experimental techniques are developed to study and measure the shear-wave velocity in an aluminum cylindrical shell subjected to a radial impact. The radial impact is obtained by exploding an electrical detonator inserted in plastic plugs mounted on the end of the shell. Strain gages, mounted on the outside surface of the shell at various axial locations, are used to obtain oscilloscope traces from which the shear-wave velocity can be calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-419
Number of pages3
JournalExperimental Mechanics
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1974

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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