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On Nonmixed Symmetric End-Load Problems in Elastic Waveguides


Sinclair, Glenn Bruce (1973) On Nonmixed Symmetric End-Load Problems in Elastic Waveguides. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/ZDWG-ZG20.


This investigation deals with the response of the semi-infinite, linear elastic, homogeneous, isotropic plate in plane strain, subject to symmetric normal loads acting, in the absence of shear stress, on its edge. A double Laplace transform technique is used to obtain long-time information for two problems; a uniform load and a line-load. Near- and far-field approximations are found, the far-field approximations giving the integral of the Airy integral for both problems.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Applied Mechanics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Applied Mechanics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Miklowitz, Julius
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:9 August 1972
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Earle C. Anthony FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Shell FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:07102018-114156713
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ID Code:11104
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:10 Jul 2018 22:19
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 02:17

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