Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 159–166 | Cite as

One-sided ultrasonic inspection technique for the elastic constant determination of advanced anisotropic materials

  • Joseph L. Rose
  • John J. Ditri
  • Yimei Huang
  • Dattatraya P. Dandekar
  • Shun-Chin Chou


The subject of anisotropic elastic constant determination with a practical one-sided, multi-mode ultrasonic technique is presented along with comparisons with a more traditional cube cutting technique. Results are presented for destructive static compression tests as well. The Young's Moduli calculated from the measured ultrasonic velocity measurements are shown to compare favorably with those obtained from destructive static compression tests. Limitations of the one-sided method are discussed and further research efforts are also suggested.

Key words

Composites anisotropic elastic moduli single-sided access Rayleigh waves 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph L. Rose
    • 1
  • John J. Ditri
    • 2
  • Yimei Huang
    • 2
  • Dattatraya P. Dandekar
    • 3
  • Shun-Chin Chou
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering and MechanicsDrexel UniversityPhiladelphia
  3. 3.Army Materials Technology LaboratoryWatertown

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