Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 21, Issue 8, pp 2759–2762

A theory of acoustic measurement of the elastic constants of a general anisotropic solid

Authors

  • W. C. Van Buskirk
    • Department of Biomedical EngineeringTulane University
  • S. C. Cowin
    • Department of Biomedical EngineeringTulane University
  • R. CarterJr
    • Department of Biomedical EngineeringTulane University
Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00551484

Cite this article as:
Van Buskirk, W.C., Cowin, S.C. & Carter, R. J Mater Sci (1986) 21: 2759. doi:10.1007/BF00551484

Abstract

An acoustic wave approach is presented for the measurement of the twenty-one independent elastic constants of the most general linearly elastic anisotropic solid. The method requires that one be able to measure the density of the material, the velocities of the three modes of wave propagation in each of six directions, and the particle displacements associated with each of those modes.

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