Journal or Book Title
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
This paper presents and demonstrates a noncontact method for measuring the Lamb wave dispersion spectrum of a plate. Noncontact air-coupled source and receive transducers are used with line-focus mirrors and 50–700 kHz broadband apparatus for simultaneous measurement over a broad spectrum of refractive angles and multiple guided modes. Broadband, wide-angle wave forms are measured as a function of position. The Fourier transform of these wave forms from the t – x domain to the v – k domain gives an approximate spectrum of the dispersion relation. We measure the dispersion spectra of Lucite™, aluminum, balsa wood, and a carbon fiber epoxy laminate, and show that the measured spectra agree well with the dispersion relation calculated from Lamb wave theory.
Acoustical Society of America
November 14, 2012
Holland, Stephen D.; Teles, Sorin V.; and Chimenti, Dale E., "Air-coupled, focused ultrasonic dispersion spectrum reconstruction in plates" (2004). Aerospace Engineering Publications. 5.