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Evolution of a primary pulse in the granular dimers mounted on a linear elastic foundation: An analytical and numerical study

Ahsan, Zaid and Jayaprakash, K R (2016) Evolution of a primary pulse in the granular dimers mounted on a linear elastic foundation: An analytical and numerical study. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 94 (4).

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In this exposition we consider the wave dynamics of a one-dimensional periodic granular dimer (diatomic) chain mounted on a damped and an undamped linear elastic foundation (otherwise called the on-site potential). It is very well known that periodic granular dimers support solitary wave propagation (similar to that in the homogeneous granular chains) for a specific discrete set of mass ratios. In this work we present the analytical investigation of the evolution of solitary waves and primary pulses in granular dimers when they are mounted on on-site potential with and without velocity proportional foundation damping. We invoke a methodology based on the multiple time-scale asymptotic analysis and partition the dynamics of the perturbed dimer chain into slow and fast components. The dynamics of the dimer chain in the limit of large mass mismatch (auxiliary chain) mounted on on-site potential and foundation damping is used as the basis for the analysis. A systematic analytical procedure is then developed for the slowly varying response of the beads and in estimating primary pulse amplitude evolution resulting in a nonlinear map relating the relative displacement amplitudes of two adjacent beads. The methodology is applicable for arbitrary mass ratios between the beads. We present several examples to demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed method. It is observed that the amplitude evolution predicted by the described methodology is in good agreement with the numerical simulation of the original system. This work forms a basis for further application of the considered methodology to weakly coupled granular dimers which finds practical relevance in designing shock mitigating granular layers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER PHYSICAL SOC, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2016 06:48
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 06:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55327

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