Solving frictionless rocking block problem with multiple impacts

Cuneyt Yilmaz, Mohamed Gharib, Yildirim Hurmuzlu

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In this paper, we present a solution to the frictionless multiple impact problems that may arise in the rocking blocks. We use an approach based on the impulse-momentum methods, the energetic coefficient of restitution and the impulse correlation ratio. Subsequently, we present the results of an experimental study that is used to compare the results predicted by the proposed method with the experimental outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3323-3339
Number of pages17
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2111
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2009



  • Impulse correlation ratio
  • Multiple impacts
  • Rocking block

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  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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