Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 567–572 | Cite as

Frequency related localisation of harmonic elastic waves in stratified welds

  • D. J. Colquitt
  • A. B. Movchan
  • I. S. Jones
  • W. Daniels
Research Paper


The paper presents a computational model for elastic waves in a structured weld adjacent to the free surface of an elastic solid. The main emphasis is on the interaction of waves with the micro-structure of the weld. Effects of localisation and channeling of waves are addressed. A model of a grain structure within the weld is also considered.


Macro-structured welds Waves in stratified media Dispersion Localisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Colquitt
    • 1
  • A. B. Movchan
    • 1
  • I. S. Jones
    • 2
  • W. Daniels
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.School of EngineeringJohn Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.Serco Assurance Walton HouseWarringtonUK

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