Dynamic Loading of a Free Plane Edge of a Solid
The problem of dynamic loading of a free plane edge of a 2-D domain is a classical task in solid mechanics. It is sometimes referred to ‘the generalized Lamb’s problem’. Either a thin plate, which is in a generalized plane stress, or a half-space in a plane strain are considered. Loads can be concentrating or distributed over some part of the free edge, pulsive, constant or varying by size and direction, periodic, etc. For a 2-D domain, infinite in x and y directions, a number of analytical solutions are available; however, an analysis of finite domains needs numerical solutions.
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