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Propagation of one-dimensional unloading waves in materials exhibiting yielding delay phenomena

  • S. Ghoshal


The nature of possible unloading waves in materials exhibiting yielding delay phenom ena has been discussed in this paper. The differential equation governing the propagation of the waves, has been solved by this method of characteristics. In this case also as in materials not exhibiting yielding delay phenomena, the unloading wave propagates with the velocity of elastic waves, if it is a wave of discontinuity, and if the load is suddenly increased the unloading wave travels with plastic wave velocity.


Differential Equation Wave Velocity Elastic Wave Wave Travel Plastic Wave 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ghoshal
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsJadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia

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