On the use of oblique acoustic leakage to measure the wavenumber spectrum of propagating lamb waves

Christopher Hakoda, Mostafa Hasanian, Cliff J. Lissenden

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Abstract

Lamb waves propagating within a waveguide often have similar frequency content. If there are multiple Lamb wave modes with the same frequency content, the wavenumber spectrum can be used to distinguish between them. As a result, the wavenumber spectrum is an important tool for determining the modal content of signals. In this paper, we propose a new method for measuring wavenumber spectra that uses an air-coupled transducer for reception and Snell’s law instead of a fast-Fourier transform. The method employs an angular scan rather than a translational scan. The advantages and disadvantages of the method are discussed along with some suggestions for potential improvements. Finally, experimental results comparing the proposed method to a more conventional method, which used a PVDF transducer, demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1391
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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