Identification of Damage Using Lamb Waves

From Fundamentals to Applications

  • Zhongqing Su
  • Lin Ye

Part of the Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics book series (LNACM, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Zhongqing Su, Lin Ye
    Pages 1-14
  3. Zhongqing Su, Lin Ye
    Pages 15-58
  4. Zhongqing Su, Lin Ye
    Pages 59-98
  5. Zhongqing Su, Lin Ye
    Pages 99-142
  6. Zhongqing Su, Lin Ye
    Pages 143-193
  7. Zhongqing Su, Lin Ye
    Pages 299-328
  8. Zhongqing Su, Lin Ye
    Pages 329-340
  9. Back Matter

About this book


Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics

This series aims to report new developments in applied and computational mechanics – quickly, informally and at a high level. This includes the fields of fluid, solid and structural mechanics, dynamics and control, and related disciplines. The applied methods can be of analytical, numerical or computational nature.

Identification of Damage Using Lamb Waves

Since the early 1990s increased interest in the use of Lamb waves (dynamic stress waves travelling in thin plate/shell structures) for identifying damage in engineering structures has led to significant advances in knowledge and technology. Identification of Damage Using Lamb Waves provides essential know-how for developing Lamb-wave-based damage identification techniques. It addresses fundamentals such as the mechanisms of Lamb wave activation, propagation and acquisition, the selection of transducers and design of active sensor networks, and the development of signal processing for de-noising, compression and feature extraction in the time, frequency and joint time-frequency domains. It also provides detailed descriptions of various signal fusion algorithms for the quantitative determination of damage parameters – location, orientation, size and severity. Other key topics include:

• finite element modelling and experimental techniques for Lamb waves;

• active sensor network technology using various agents, e.g., piezoelectric actuator/sensor and fibre Bragg grating sensor;

• software-hardware systems for implementation of Lamb-wave-based damage identification including Lamb wave signal generation, acquisition and processing; and

• representative case studies and diverse engineering applications.


Damage Identifications Lamb Wave Sensor Network Technology Signal Processing Structural Health Wave modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhongqing Su
    • 1
  • Lin Ye
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom, Kowloon Hong Kong
  2. 2.School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering Centre for Advanced Materials TechnologyThe University of Sydney Australia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-783-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-784-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-7736
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0816
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