Propagation of Surface and Plate Waves

  • Lester W. SchmerrJr.


Although bulk P- and S-waves are the types of waves most commonly used in NDE testing, other types of waves may exist in elastic solids that are useful as well. In Chap. 7, we briefly consider properties of surface (Rayleigh) and plate waves that make them attractive for special NDE inspection applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lester W. SchmerrJr.
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  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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