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Physical Sciences and Mathematics

1997

Iowa State University

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Interaction Of Acoustic Beam With Elastic Structures , Han Zhang Jan 1997

Interaction Of Acoustic Beam With Elastic Structures , Han Zhang

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This thesis describes experiments and calculations performed on the interaction of acoustic beams in water and air with planar and cylindrical elastic structures. Ultrasonic reflection measurements have been used to elucidate the phenomena of guided wave generation and reradiation by selecting beam incidence at, or near, phase-matching conditions. Under these circumstances reasonant mode conversion of accoustic wave to guided wave mode energy can occur. This interaction has been studied in rubber-coated steel, aluminum, plexiglas, and graphite-epoxy composite. The acoustic coupling media used in these experiments has been either water or air;Some theoretical modeling has also been undertaken to explain ...