Asymptotic solution for solitary waves in a chain of elastic spheres.

  • Amlan Chatterjee
  • Published 1999 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas…

Abstract

We consider a solitary wave in a chain of contacting, but initially unstressed, particles between which the compressive force F as a function of relative approach x is F=kx(n). By "initially unstressed" we mean that there is zero contact force between neighboring particles that are infinitely far from the crest of the wave. For a chain of elastic spheres in… (More)

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@article{Chatterjee1999AsymptoticSF, title={Asymptotic solution for solitary waves in a chain of elastic spheres.}, author={Amlan Chatterjee}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics}, year={1999}, volume={59 5 Pt B}, pages={5912-9} }