Abstract

An experimental investigation was conducted on a quarter-plane loaded with an explosive charge at one point on the boundary. Experimental methods of dynamic photoelasticity and interferometry were used to obtain full-field data of the dynamic event. Results of the study were obtained for both the P and R-wave interaction with the corner. Energy reflection coefficients were found for the P-wave interaction. For the Rayleigh wave, where the response was more significant, transmission and reflection coefficients based on both stress and surface energy were established. Subsurface stress distributions for the transmitted and reflected Rayleigh waves were obtained in the region near the corner.

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