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Determination of the Mechanical Properties of Composites

  • R. B. Thompson
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 330)

Abstract

Ultrasonic techniques to measure mechanical properties of composites are described. After a general introduction, detailed discussions are presented of two examples, measurements of anisotropic elastic constants and of porosity. The anisotropic elastic constants are inferred from the velocities of ultrasonic waves propagating in various directions. Porosity information is contained in attenuation or backscattered noise data, both a consequence of the scattering of ultrasound by the pores. Results of a variety of recent application studies are discussed.

Keywords

Elastic Constant Group Velocity Ultrasonic Wave Lamb Wave Ultrasonic Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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