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Incompressibility and guided waves in anisotropic layered materials
Author(s): James A. Sotiropoulos; E. Babatsouli
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Paper Abstract

The effect of incompressibility of a layer on the propagation of guided elastic waves in anisotropic layered materials is examined. The layer is either overlying a half-space (host material) or is imbedded in an infinite host material, which is compressible. To gain an understanding of the propagation characteristics and their dependence on the material parameters the mathematically tractable case of material orthotropy is considered. The strain energy of the two materials is otherwise arbitrary. For propagation along a material axis of symmetry the dispersion equation is obtained in an explicit form when the axes of symmetry of the two materials coincide and one of them is normal to the plane separating the layer from the host material. Analysis of the dispersion equation reveals the propagation characteristics of interfacial waves and their dependence on the material parameters. Propagation occurs either in single or multiple modes depending on the material parameters of both the layer and the host material. For a thin layer the guided wave phase speed is obtained in explicit form in terms of the material parameters. Parameter conditions are also defined under which the generation of guided waves is not permitted by the structure.

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Date Published: 11 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4702, Smart Nondestructive Evaluation for Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems, (11 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469908
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James A. Sotiropoulos, Univ. of Texas at Brownsville (United States)
E. Babatsouli, Univ. of Texas at Brownsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4702:
Smart Nondestructive Evaluation for Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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