Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 212–217 | Cite as

Experimental wavelet analysis of flexural waves in beams

  • H. Inoue
  • K. Kishimoto
  • T. Shibuya


The wavelet transform (WT) is applied to the time-frequency analysis of flexural waves in beams. The WT with the Gabor wavelet decomposes a dispersive wave into each frequency component in the time domain, which enables one to determine the traveling time of a wave along the beam at each frequency. By utilizing this fact, a method is developed to identify the dispersion relation and impact site of beams.


Mechanical Engineer Travel Time Fluid Dynamics Dispersion Relation Frequency Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Inoue
    • 1
  • K. Kishimoto
    • 1
  • T. Shibuya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Intelligent Systems EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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