Elastic Characterization of Orthotropic Composite Materials from Ultrasonic Inspection through Non-Principal Planes

  • Bernard Hosten


Transmission of bulk ultrasonic waves through materials immersed in water is a well appropriated method to measure the stiffness matrix of anisotropic composite materials. This matrix can be deduced from velocities measurements by simple [1,2,3] or double transmission [4,5] or from amplitudes of double reflected bulk waves [4]. All these methods are working very well for unidirectional composites when transverse isotropy is assumed and the stiffness matrix has only five independent elastic constants.


Stiffness Matrix Bulk Wave Unidirectional Composite Ultrasonic Inspection Warp Direction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Hosten
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique Physique, URA C.N.R.S. n° 867Université de Bordeaux ITALENCE CedexFrance

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