Dynamic Contact of Solids — A Dynamic Photoelastic Investigation

  • H. P. Rossmanith
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


Dynamic photoelasticity and the method of caustics (or shadow-patterns) in conjunction with high-speed photography are utilized to study the dynamic contact of elastic bodies and surface wave propagation during impact. Sequences of experimentally recorded isochromatic fringe patterns and caustic shadow patteras allow for the determination of contact size, contact force as well as momentum and energy transfer across contacts.


Contact Force Contact Problem Granular Medium Fringe Pattern Dynamic Contact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. P. Rossmanith
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  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsTechnical University ViennaViennaAustria

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