Acoustic material signature of fiber reinforced composites

M. R. Karim, T. Kundu

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Potential use of acoustic microscopy at low frequency for determining elastic properties and characterizing internal defects have been recognized in the recent years. In this paper a theory is presented for the calculation of the acoustic material signature of an orthotropic half-space overlain by a fluid. The analysis is carried out for low frequency acoustic waves generated by a cylindrical transducer without a lens rod and the response is measured by a line receiver. Several new features of the material signature and their possible use in fiber reinforced composite material characterization are indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1988
EventComposite Material Technology 1989 - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Jan 22 1989Jan 25 1989


OtherComposite Material Technology 1989
CityHouston, TX, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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