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Three-dimensional guided waves in laminated composite plates excited from point source
Author(s): Pradipta Banerji; Subrata Nayak; A. H. Shah
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Paper Abstract

Three dimensional wave propagation characteristics in laminated plates are studied considering the anisotropic and viscoelastic properties of fiber reinforced composite material. A Rayleigh-Ritz based stiffness method is used to discretize the plate in the vertical direction to determine propagation characteristics (wave number, phase velocity, group velocity) and mode shapes for a plane wave front. For 3-dimesional cases, wave propagation problem is decomposed into a series of two-dimensional plane wave problems with three displacements coupled. Double Fourier transform integral transformations are used to get the governing equation in a transformed wave number domain. Steady state elastodynamic Green's functions for the laminated composite plates are constructed through summing the contribution of all two-dimensional problems and the application of modal summation technique. Numerical integration of double infinite integrals is performed by summations over a finite range. The wave propagation characteristics for a 16-layer unidirectional fibre reinforced laminated composite plate show the orthotropic nature of the plate reflected in its 3-D wave propagation characteristics. It is also seen that the Green's functions for 3D waves are very different from those for plane strain 2D waves. Furthermore, the direction of propagation has a significant effect on the Green's function for surface displacements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5768, Health Monitoring and Smart Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural and Biological Systems IV, (9 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.599740
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Pradipta Banerji, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Subrata Nayak, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
A. H. Shah, Univ. of Manitoba (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5768:
Health Monitoring and Smart Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural and Biological Systems IV
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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