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Stiffness Transfer Matrix Method (STMM) for stable dispersion curves solution in anisotropic composites
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses combined transfer matrix method (TMM) with stiffness matrix method (SMM) for obtaining a stable solution for dispersion curves of Lamb wave propagation in non-isotropic layers. TMM developed by Thomson and Haskell experiences numerical deficiency at high frequency thickness simulations. SMM was proposed by different researchers to solve the instability issue of TMM. This study shows that stable SMM is good at high frequencies, and TMM needs to be combined with SMM to obtain stable and robust behavior over the frequency range. Numerical simulations of dispersion curves are presented for wave propagation in orthotropic unidirectional fiber composites and cross ply composites. The paper ends with conclusions and future work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2014
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9064, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2014, 906410 (9 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044789
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Ayman Kamal, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Victor Giurgiutiu, Univ. of South Carolina (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9064:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2014
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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