IMPACT OF AN ELASTIC PSEUDO-RIGID BODY ON A RIGID FOUNDATION
J.M. Solberg and P. Papadopoulos
Int. J. Engrg. Sci., 38, pp. 589-603, (2000)
This paper deals with the impact behavior of elastic pseudo-rigid bodies.
It is shown that in the case of a spherically symmetric, linearly
elastic pseudo-rigid body impacting on a rigid foundation, energy
conservation necessitates the existence of multiple impact events. A
comparison is made with the dynamic Hertzian theory in terms of the
coefficient of restitution and the duration of impact. In addition, the chaotic
nature of the long-term dynamics of this system is explored qualitatively.
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