The influence of backward wave transmission on quantitative ultrasonic evaluation using Lamb wave propagation

Liu, T., Karunasena, W.M., Kitipornchai, S., and Veidt, M. (2000) The influence of backward wave transmission on quantitative ultrasonic evaluation using Lamb wave propagation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 107 (1). pp. 306-314.

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Abstract

In view of the various novel quantitative ultrasonic evaluation techniques developed using Lamb wave propagation, the influence of an important related phenomenon, backward transmission, is investigated in this paper. Using the discrete layer theory and a multiple integral transform method, the surface displacement and velocity responses of isotropic plates and cross-ply laminated composite plates due to the Lamb waves excited by parabolic- and piston-type transmitting transducers are evaluated. Analytical expressions for the surface displacement and velocity frequency response functions are developed. Based on this a large volume of calculations is carried out. Through examining the characteristics of the surface displacement and velocity frequency response functions and, especially, the different propagation modes' contributions to them, the influence of the backward wave transmission related to quantitative ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation applications is discussed and some important conclusions are drawn.

Item ID: 12071
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: composite plates; discrete layer theory; ultrasonic evaluation; wave propagation
ISSN: 1520-8524
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2012 02:01
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8799 Other Construction > 879999 Construction not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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