Constant amplitude acceleration waves in a prestrained incompressible isotropic elastic solid

N. H. Scott, M. Hayes

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It is known that all transverse plane acceleration waves that propagate through a homogeneously deformed Mooney Rivlin material do so without a change in amplitude. Here it is shown that the MooneyRivlin material is the only incompressible isotropic hyperelastic material that permits transverse plane acceleration waves to propagate in any direction without a change in amplitude, regardless of the homogeneous prestrain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalMathematics and Mechanics of Solids
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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