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Nonlinear Analysis of Damaged Metal-Based Composite Plates Using Guided Waves


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Resonance experiments have already proved the high level of nonlinearity in complex materials, including micro-cracked composites. However, the nonlinear parameters related to elastic modulus and damping are defined around a given resonance mode and are therefore known over a very limited frequency domain. In this contribution, the nonlinear parameters are determined on intact and damaged metal-based composite plates for several flexural resonances. Furthermore, the use of the theoretical formalism corresponding to guided flexural waves allowed to define a nonlinear parameter over a larger frequency domain. Finally, the nonlinear convolution method allowed to take advantage of the harmonics related to the different resonance modes in order to define new non-linear parameters whose sensitivity is much greater than the ones determined at the fundamental frequencies.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2017

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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