Percussion figures in isotropic solids

Raman, C. V. (1919) Percussion figures in isotropic solids Nature, 104 (2606). pp. 113-114. ISSN 0028-0836

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The accompanying photographs are of interest as illustrating the manner in which an isotropic solid breaks down under the stresses set up by impact when these exceed the limits of perfect recovery, and have a bearing on the theory of the collision of elastic solids developed mathematically by Hertz.

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