Scattering of Impact Wave by a Crack in Composite Plate
Ultrasonic waves provide an efficient means of characterizing defects in structures. For this purpose it is necessary to analyze scattering by such defects. However, scattering by crack-like defects in a plate-like structure is a complicated phenomenon and the problem is made more difficult if it is a composite plate. In recent years considerable progress has been made toward understanding wave propagation in anisotropic composite plates [1–5], but not much work has been done on the scattering by cracks in a composite plate. Recently Karim and Kundu  and Karim et al.  studied scattering of elastic waves in a layered half-space and in layered fiber-reiforced composite plates by interface cracks using a boundary integral formulation. They considered antiplane motions. Although this method can be extended to plane strain motion the computional effort is considerably amplified if one considers a plate geometry. Besides, the method used by these authors is limited to planar defects. For arbitrarily shaped scatterers Sánchez-Sesma  reviewed various applicable methods. Most of these numerical methods require considerable computational effort to evaluate the response. Their applicability to layered and anisotropic medium is also limited.
KeywordsRayleigh Wave Acoustical Society Earthquake Engineer Composite Plate Exterior Region
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