Rayleigh-Lamb wave detection of two-dimensional defects in metal plates

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Title: Rayleigh-Lamb wave detection of two-dimensional defects in metal plates
Authors: Conry, M. J.
Crane, L. J.
Gilchrist, M. D.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5914
Date: 2001
Abstract: Nondestructive testing of engineering structures is essential to ensure safety. Ultrasonic C-scanning uses waves ropagating normal to a plane surface. This is accurate, but slow for planar structures. Longitudinal waves would allow quicker testing of such structtwes. This paper considers the reflection of low to moderate frequency Rayleigh­ Lamb waves by a through width lozenge-shaped defect in an isotropic plate. A numerical method is used. It is shown that such longitudinal ultrasonic waves can be used with success to detect and locate structural defects if care is exercies in frequency selection.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright (published version): 2001 Wiley
Keywords: Rayleigh-Lamb waves;Crack detection;Ultrasonics
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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