Applied physics

, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp 257–263 | Cite as

An investigation of generalized lamb waves using ultrasonic reflectivity measurements

  • M. Hattunen
  • M. Luukkala
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Ultrasonic critical angle reflectivity method is used to measure the phase velocity of generalized Lamb waves in cadmium and zinc platings. In addition to the free propagating modes, leaky-wave modes are also observed. Leaky waves are considered using principles familiar from the discussion of surface waves in anisotropic media and a relatively good agreement is obtained between the theoretical computations and measured data.

Index Headings

Ultrasonic surface waves Ultrasonic leaky waves Ultrasonic reflectivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hattunen
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Luukkala
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Technical PhysicsHelsinki University of TechnologyOtaniemiFinland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinki 17Finland

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