Computation of Impacts on Elastic Solids by Methods of Bicharacteristics

  • J. Ballmann
  • M. Staat


Shock waves, explosions, impacts or cavitation bubble collapses may generate stress waves in solids causing cracks or unexpected dammage due to focussing, physical nonlinearity or interaction with existing cracks. There is a growing interest in wave propagation, which poses many novel problems to experimentalists and theorists.


Lame Constant Singular Surface Generate Stress Wave Acoustic Tensor Cavitation Bubble Collapse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Ballmann
    • 1
  • M. Staat
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Mechanik der RWTH AachenAachenGermany

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