Calculation for guided waves in pipes and rails

Takahiro Hayashi, Koichiro Kawashima, Joseph Lawrence Rose

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This paper describes a calculation technique with a semi-analytical finite element method for guided waves and its application to simulation and modal analysis of wave propagation in a pipe and a bar with an arbitrary cross-section as rail. Dispersion curves and wave structures for any kinds of bar like structures can be calculated by the SAFEM. This study examines dispersion curves for a square bar and a rail. Also, visualization results of guided wave propagation are shown for a straight pipe, a pipe with an elbow, and a pipe with a spherical defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-415
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberI
StatePublished - Nov 25 2004
EventProceedings of the 11th Asian Pacific Conference on Nondestructive Testing - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Nov 3 2003Nov 7 2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Hayashi, T., Kawashima, K., & Rose, J. L. (2004). Calculation for guided waves in pipes and rails. Key Engineering Materials, 270-273(I), 410-415.