Acta Mechanica

, Volume 89, Issue 1–4, pp 179–186 | Cite as

Some dynamic properties of incompressible, transversely isotropic elastic media

  • G. A. Rogerson
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This paper investigates various dynamic properties of incompressible, transversely isotropic elastic media. The propagation condition for such materials allows the wave speeds to be obtained in explicit form. An examination of the slowness surface and direction of energy flux as the extensional modulus along the fibre tends to infinity is then easily carried out. The paper also includes an investigation of the dynamic response of such materials to a particular line impulsive force. This is done using integral transforms. These transforms are invertible in closed form.


Dynamical System Fluid Dynamics Propagation Condition Dynamic Response Closed Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Rogerson
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical MechanicsUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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