Russian Journal of Nondestructive Testing

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 243–259 | Cite as

Theoretical Aspects of Applying Lamb Waves in Nondestructive Testing of Anisotropic Media

  • A. V. Ilyashenko
  • S. V. Kuznetsov
Acoustic Methods


Theoretical aspects of applying Lamb waves to nondestructive testing of layered anisotropic media are considered. Propagation of Lamb waves is analyzed using a six-dimensional complex Cauchy formalism that allows one to obtain a closed-form equation for determining the dispersion of Lamb waves in media with arbitrary elastic anisotropy. The possibility for applying the higher modes of Lamb waves to nondestructive testing is noted.


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  1. 1.Moscow State University of Civil EngineeringMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Problems in MechanicsMoscowRussia

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