Shear Waves in a Class of Nonlinear Viscoelastic Solids Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the propagation of shear waves in a special class of nonlinear viscoelastic solids of differential type. We determine several useful exact solutions for such models for initial data with compact and non-compact support. Moreover, we find some explicit examples of blow-up for boundary-value problems with smooth initial data.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rajagopal, K. R.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • May 2003