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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1008260324615
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-56
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


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.