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Numerical and experimental study of wave propagation in metals
Author(s): Brian W. Cranton; Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz
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Paper Abstract

The velocities at which elastic vibrational waves propagate in an aluminum cantilever beam are studied analytically, numerically, and experimentally. In order to predict these propagation velocities, both beam theory and modal analysis have been employed. Experimental results are compared with theoretical results in order to determine the degree of correlation. This comparison shows that the holographically observed velocities concur with the analytically determined velocities. Problems with the particular numerical approach employed in this work are presented and discussed.

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Date Published: 15 February 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1756, Interferometry: Applications, (15 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140797
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Brian W. Cranton, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1756:
Interferometry: Applications
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Gordon M. Brown; Werner P. O. Jueptner, Editor(s)

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