Continuous Mode Conversion in Experimental Observations

  • M. N. Neumann
  • R. LammeringEmail author
Part of the Research Topics in Aerospace book series (RTA)


In the current chapter, the phenomenon of continuous mode conversion in woven fabrics is examined experimentally. For this purpose, the occurrence and characteristics of continuous mode conversion in polymer composites with different layups are investigated first. The distinctive features are presented and discussed. For their explanation, numerical investigations are executed which allow to consider a geometrically perfect composition of the fiber and matrix material. Furthermore, static tensile tests are performed experimentally and numerically in order to separate between static and dynamic effects. The findings help to interpret sensor data which are captured from real composite structures for structural health monitoring purposes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsHelmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces HamburgHamburgGermany

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