Accession Number : AD0672972

Title :   RAYLEIGH-LAMB WAVE PROPAGATION IN ANISTOTROPIC MEDIA.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Mosbruger,Charles David

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The stiffness matrix relating stress to strain in the generalized Hooke's Law can, for anisotropic materials, be written in terms of the isotropic matrix plus a set of perturbation terms. This matrix and the Rayleigh-Lamb displacement field are used to determine special forms of the equilibrium equations for anisotropic Rayleigh-Lamb waves. The forms of anisotropy were restricted to the hexagonal, orthorhombic, cubic, and tetragonal crystal classes, and a frequency equation which is an anisotropic analog to the equation published by Lamb in 1917 was developed for these materials. Perturbation effects on the frequency equations were then examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAYLEIGH WAVES, WAVE PROPAGATION), ANISOTROPY, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, FLAT PLATE MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, FREQUENCY, PERTURBATION THEORY, ANALOG SYSTEMS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, THESES

Subject Categories : Crystallography
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE