Propagation of Second-Order Thermomechanical Disturbances in Viscoelastic Solids

  • J. D. Achenbach
  • G. Herrmann
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The change of magnitude of a strain discontinuity is studied as it propagates in a heat conducting viscoelastic medium. The paper includes an investigation of the effects of thermomechanical coupling, viscous flow, second-order strains, and temperature-dependent material properties.


Shock Wave Wave Front Stress Wave Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equation Wave Propagation Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Achenbach
    • 1
  • G. Herrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.EvanstonUSA

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