On Maximally Dissipative Shock Waves in Nonlinear Elasticity

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Knowles, James K.;
  • Publisher: Springer

Shock waves in nonlinearly elastic solids are, in general, dissipative. We study the following question: among all plane shock waves that can propagate with a given speed in a given one-dimensional nonlinearly elastic bar, which one—if any—maximizes the rate of dissipat... View more
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