The influence of non-linearity upon the reflection of finite amplitude shock waves in elastodynamics

S. R. Reid*

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The problem of the reflection of a finite amplitude, plane, uniform shock wave is investigated. It is shown that the inclusion of non-linearity produces effects which are not met in linear theory. By using techniques devised to solve the analogous problem in inviscid gas theory, the reflection configurations for the whole range of angles of inoidence are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-206
Number of pages22
JournalQuarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1972


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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