A Propagative Model of Simultaneous Impact: Existence, Uniqueness, and Design Consequences

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This paper presents existence and uniqueness results for a propagative model of simultaneous impacts that is guaranteed to conserve energy and momentum in the case of elastic impacts with extensions to perfectly plastic and inelastic impacts. A corresponding time-stepping algorithm that guarantees conservation of continuous energy and discrete momentum is… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2013.2267731

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