Transient Response of a Rigid Spherical Inclusion in an Elastic Medium.

by C. C. Mow


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An examination of the transient response of a rigid spherical inclusion of arbitrary density embedded in an elastic medium as a result of an incident pulse. The Fourier-integral method is used, and an exact solution of the response is obtained. It is found that the acceleration and velocity of the inclusion are substantially different from those of the medium. A slight difference in the time history of the displacement between the inclusion and the medium is also noted.

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