Elastic Waves in Composite Media and Structures: With Applications to Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation

Subhendu K. Datta, Arvind H. Shah

November 21, 2008 by CRC Press
Reference - 336 Pages - 142 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420053388 - CAT# 53388
Series: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series


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  • Illustrates interesting features exhibited by waves in laminated anisotropic structures
  • Discusses transient response of anisotropic plates due to line and point sources
  • Furnishes executable computer programs on an accompanying CD-ROM for obtaining dispersion curves for waves in anisotropic plates and cylinders and constructing Green’s functions
  • Provides theoretical tools to perform ultrasonic nondestructive material characterization, nondestructive testing as well as predict impact response of various structures



New applications for composite materials are being developed at a rapid pace. However, their complex microstructures present considerable challenges for nondestructive testing and characterization. Ultrasonic waves provide quantitative means of nondestructive evaluation of these materials and structures. For this purpose, it is necessary to obtain a clear understanding of the characteristic features of guided elastic wave propagation in such materials and structures and their dynamic response..

Elastic Waves in Composite Media and Structures presents effective analytical and numerical techniques to study the characteristic features of elastic guided waves in fiber reinforced laminated media. The book closely examines the salient features of dispersive guided modes and how they are modified by defects, inhomogeneities, and boundaries. An accompanying CD-ROM contains executable computer programs, which can be used to simulate different scenarios for designing and interpreting ultrasonic experiments.

Using the extensive numerical results provided by this cutting-edge resource, researchers and practitioners will gain valuable insight into how to develop effective methods for nondestructive testing of composite materials.