Generalized method of separation of variables on the nonlinear elastic-plastic wave motion

Pala Y.

NONLINEAR DYNAMICS, vol.14, no.1, pp.49-56, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1008260324615
  • Title of Journal : NONLINEAR DYNAMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-56


The method of separation of variables is developed in addition to the Karman method and the method of characteristics for the wave motion of uniaxial stress in rods. Rate-independent theory is considered and it is shown that the plastic wave speed is independent of the constant n in the stress-strain law. Stresses are determined in explicit forms for two cases.