On the coupling of guided cylindrical waves in thick-walled structures

Aleksandra Ziaja, Li Cheng, Zhongqing Su, Wieslaw J. Staszewski, Tadeusz Uhl, Pawel Packo

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In this study, systematic analysis of the wave propagation characteristics in a thick-walled cylindrical structure was achieved with a purpose of facilitating the development of a damage detection system for train axles. The correspondence of thick hollow cylinder waves to the plate wave solutions of symmetric and antisymmetric modes, and the influence of thickness and radius on wave propagation were examined through the asymptotic approximations of Bessel functions. The analytical solutions to dispersion characteristics were compared with numerical simulations using the Local Interaction Simulation Approach and experimental validation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2014 - 2nd European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2014 - Nantes, France
Duration: 8 Jul 201411 Jul 2014


Conference7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2014


  • Cylindrical guided waves
  • LISA
  • Modelling
  • Thick walled structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Science Applications

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