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Type: Conference paper
Title: Non-contact measurement of nonlinear Rayleigh waves using the scanning laser vibrometer
Author: Hughes, J.M.
Howie, J.
Vidler, J.
Mohabuth, M.
Citation: Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 9), 2017, vol.2017-November, pp.358-363
Publisher: Engineers Australia
Publisher Place: Sydney
Issue Date: 2017
ISBN: 9781925627022
Conference Name: 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM) (27 Nov 2017 - 29 Nov 2017 : Sydney, Australia)
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J.M. Hughes, J. Howie, J. Vidler and M. Mohabuth
Abstract: This paper describes an experimental methodology for the generation and measurement of nonlinear Rayleigh waves in thick plates. A high-voltage ultrasonic transducer together with a polyethylene wedge is used to generate the surface waves in the specimen. The Polytec PSV-400-M2-20 scanning vibrometer system is used to make non-contact, full-field measurements of the out-of-plane displacement of the plate. Results for the growth of the second harmonic amplitude with propagation distance and the relative nonlinearity parameter are presented. The effects of surface preparation and averaging of the time domain signal on the consistency of the second harmonic measurements are investigated.
Keywords: Rayleigh waves; angle beam wedge transducer; second harmonic generation; material nonlinearity
Rights: © Engineers Australia
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