Propagation of harmonic waves in a composite elastic cylinder


Journal Article (Academic article)

The propagation of harmonic waves with an arbitrary number of circumferential nodes in an infinitely long-layered composite circular elastic rod is investigated. The composite rod is made of a circular solid rod encased by a circular shell having different material properties. The frequency equation derived on the basis of the three-dimensional linear isotropic elastic theory is presented. The reduction of this equation to the frequency equations for some special problems, such as longitudinal wave propagations, torsional wave propagations, flexural wave propagation, axial-shear vibrations, and plane-strain vibrations is discussed. Simplified equations for phase velocities of longitudinal and torsional waves at very long wave-length are obtained. Numerical results, in terms of frequency and real wavenumber, are given for a composite rod made of a soft core with a stiff casing

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lai, J-L; Dowell, EH; Tauchert, TR

Published Date

  • 1971

Published In

  • J. Acoust. Soc. Am. (Usa)

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 220 - 228