Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

51, 1, pp. 183-194, Warsaw 2013

Analytical description of FRC subjected to transient loads

Wolfgang Weber, Bernd W. Zastrau
In many real-world applications, such as in civil engineering, non-periodic composite materials are used, whose dynamical behaviour is still not deeply understood, especially concerning its wave scattering properties. In this paper, the scattering of a transient non-plane elastic SH wave by an arbitrary arrangement of identical multi-layered and thus inhomogeneous obstacles is investigated. The obstacles are embedded in a homogeneous, isotropic, and linear elastic matrix of infinite extent. The solution procedure is analytical and will then be evaluated numerically for investigating a small material clipping of a real-world problem.
Keywords: random media; multiple scattering; transient loads