A Comprehensive Guide to Lamb Waves


Series: Physics Research and Technology

BISAC: SCI055000

This book presents the fundamental concept of Lamb wave propagation and its application for damage detection in metals and composites. The editor has taken utmost care to include a range of applications of Lamb waves, in the linear and nonlinear domains, in this book. Various damage location algorithms making use of linear characteristics of Lamb waves and a few case studies making use of nonlinear characteristics Lamb waves for damage detection are presented in a simple-to-understand way. Readers will find detailed descriptions for experiments, simulation, and signal processing. The last chapter that focuses on the evaluation of fatigue-induced material nonlinearity would help readers to understand the complex applications of Lamb waves. The forthcoming books in this series would include state-of-the-art applications of guided waves for damage detection, material characterization, and estimation of the remnant useful life of engineering structures.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Damage Detection in Thin Plates Using Lamb Waves
(C. Ramadas, Ph.D – R&DE(E), DRDO, Alandi Road, PUNE, MH, India)

Chapter 2. Locating Damages in Thin Aluminium Plates Using Lamb Waves and a Genetic Optimization Approach
(Faeez A. Masurkar, PhD – Smart Engineering Asset Management Laboratory (SEAM) and Croucher Optical Non-destructive Testing and Quality Inspection Laboratory (CNDT), Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR)

Chapter 3. Lamb Wave Propagation in Transversely Isotropic Material
(M S Rabbi, PhD – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Chattogram, Bangladesh)

Chapter 4. Fundamentals of Lamb Wave and Ultrasonic Nondestructive Characterization of Laminated Composite Plates
(Akhilendra S. Gangwar, Yamnesh Agrawal, and Dhanashri M. Joglekar, PhD – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India)

Chapter 5. Effect of Partial Debonding of Piezo-Actuator on Lamb Wave Behavior
(Nitesh P. Yelve, PhD – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra State, India)

Chapter 6. Evaluation of Material Nonlinearity in Fatigued Samples Using an Improved Lamb-Wave Nonlinear Parameter
(Faeez A. Masurkar, PhD – Smart Engineering Asset Management Laboratory (SEAM) and Croucher Optical Non-destructive Testing and Quality Inspection Laboratory (CNDT), et al.)



“In recent years, the studies on Lamb wave-based damage detection in thin-walled structures have increased by leaps and bounds. An appropriate compilation of these works is essential so that the new researchers in the field would have a consolidated formation to begin with. In other words, they would have a ‘guide’. The book “A Comprehensive Guide to Lamb Waves” is truly such a guide. The book not only focuses on fundamental aspects of Lamb waves but also addresses various issues related to the experiments, finite element simulations, and algorithms. The chapters are rich in content, well organized, and easy to understand. I congratulate the Editor and Authors for their sincere efforts and highly recommend this book to the readers.” – Dr. Javad Rostami, KTP Associate, Ultrasonic Engineer, School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

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