Guided wave mode pairs for transmissibility in adhesively bonded metal plates

P. Puthillath, B. Ren, C. J. Lissenden, J. L. Rose

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Abstract

Nondestructive evaluation of adhesive joints in metal plate-like structures can be performed with ultrasonic guided waves. The key is to generate a mode that is sensitive to defects in the adhesive. This mode typically must be generated by mode conversion that occurs at a transition in the waveguide associated with the edge of the adhesive. Transmissibility, through mode conversion, is analyzed by a simple modeling method to quantitatively match wave structures in the continuous portion of a waveguide cross-section. The existence of mode pairs that have nearly identical wave structures in the continuous portion of the waveguide is shown; and more importantly, we show that incident modes having high transmission coefficients are converted to these mode pairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReview of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 32
EditorsDale E. Chimenti, Donald O. Thompson
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages199-206
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780735411296
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event39th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE 2012 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2012Jul 20 2012

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1511
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference39th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period7/15/127/20/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Puthillath, P., Ren, B., Lissenden, C. J., & Rose, J. L. (2013). Guided wave mode pairs for transmissibility in adhesively bonded metal plates. In D. E. Chimenti, & D. O. Thompson (Eds.), Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 32 (pp. 199-206). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1511). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4789049