Diffraction of elastic waves by a surface crack on a plate

T. Kundu, A. K. Mai

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The interaction of time harmonic elastic waves with an edge cracn in a plate is scuaiea. The crack is assumed to be normal to the plate surface and its depth small compared to plate thickness. Only plane strain deformations are considered: The incident waves are assumed to be either plane body waves (compressional (P) or inplane shear (SV)) of arbitrary angle of propagation or surface Rayleigh waves propagating at right angles to the crack. For each incident wave type the complete high frequency diffracted field on the plate surface is calculated. Solution is obtained by the application of an asymptotic theory of diffraction. Application to ultrasonic inspection techniques is indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-576
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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