Structural plastic shock model for one-dimensional ring systems

S. R. Reid*, W. W. Bell, R. A. Barr

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

62 Citations (Scopus)


Previously reported experiments [1] indicated that when a line of rings is subjected to end impact the deformation proceeds from one ring to the next in a wave-like manner. In this paper a shock theory is constructed analogous to that for waves in a solid cylinder. The model is used to examine three different systems and extensions of the theory are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-191
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Impact Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983


Dive into the research topics of 'Structural plastic shock model for one-dimensional ring systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this