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Leaky Lamb Waves (LLW) in Multiorientation Composite Laminates

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • Ajit K. Mal
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Part of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation book series

Abstract

Considerable efforts have been made in recent years to develop quantitative nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for composite materials, which are being used increasingly in primary structures. The leaky Lamb wave phenomenon has shown considerable potential as an NDE method [1]. Most results reported in this area to date have been concerned with unidirectional laminates [2–4]. This is attributed to the complexity involved in theoretically predicting the response of these materials, as well as to certain difficulties associated with the experimental research. In practice, structural composites are made up of layers in various orientations. Their stacking order is dependent upon the requirements of the particular application. Therefore, the capability of analyzing the behavior of Lamb waves in multiorientation laminates is crucial for the application of LLW to composites.

Keywords

Dispersion Curve Composite Laminate Lamb Wave Simplex Algorithm Data Inversion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
    • 1
  • Ajit K. Mal
    • 2
  1. 1.Douglas Aircraft CompanyMcDonnell Douglas CorporationLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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