• N. Gorodetskaya Institute of Hydromechanics of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • I. Starovoit Institute of Hydromechanics of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • T. Shcherbak Institute of Hydromechanics of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Keywords: elastic waves, mixed boundary conditions, energy analysis


The work is devoted to the analysis of the wave field, which is excited by the reflection of the first normal propagation Rayleigh-Lamb wave from the edge of an elastic semi-infinite strip, part of which is rigidly clamped, and part is free from stresses. The boundary value problem belongs to the class of mixed boundary value problems, the characteristic feature of which is the presence of a local feature of stresses at the point of change of the type of boundary conditions. To solve this boundary value problem, the paper proposes a method of superposition, which allows to take into account the feature of stresses due to the asymptotic properties of the unknown coefficients. Asymptotic dependences for coefficients are determined by the nature of the feature, which is known from the solution of the static problem. The criterion for the correctness of the obtained results was the control of the accuracy of the law of conservation of energy, the error of which did not exceed 2% of the energy of the incident wave for the entire considered frequency range. The paper evaluates the accuracy of the boundary conditions. It is shown that the boundary conditions are fulfilled with graphical accuracy along the entire end of the semi-infinite strip, except around a special point ($\epsilon$). In this case, along the clamped end of the semi-infinite strip in the vicinity of a special point of stress remain limited. The presence of the region $\epsilon$ and the limited stresses are due to the fact that the calculations took into account the  $N$ members of the series that describe the wave field, and starting from the $N+1$ member of the series moved to asymptotic values of unknown coefficients, the number of which was also limited to $2N$. As the value  $N$ increased, the accuracy of the boundary conditions increased, the region  $\epsilon$ decreased, and the magnitude of the stresses near the singular point increased.


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