Violent Elastic-Plastic Wave Motion

  • John R. Ockendon (University of Oxford)
A3 01 (Sophus-Lie room)


This talk will describe some physical phenomena that occur when a solid is subject to a stress that greatly exceeds its yield stress and also discuss a mathematical model for uniaxial wave motion in such a solid. This model leads to some interesting questions concerning degeneracy in hyperbolic pdes and causality of interfaces.

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