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Materials 2019, 12(2), 268; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12020268

Asymptotic Solution and Numerical Simulation of Lamb Waves in Functionally Graded Viscoelastic Film

School of Civil Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048, China
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Received: 3 December 2018 / Revised: 8 January 2019 / Accepted: 10 January 2019 / Published: 15 January 2019
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Abstract

To investigate Lamb waves in thin films made of functionally graded viscoelastic material, we deduce the governing equation with respect to the displacement component and solve these partial differential equations with complex variable coefficients based on a power series method. To solve the transcendental equations in the form of a series with complex coefficients, we propose and optimize the minimum module approximation (MMA) method. The power series solution agrees well with the exact analytical solution when the material varies along its thickness following the same exponential function. When material parameters vary with thickness with the same function, the effect of the gradient properties on the wave velocity is limited and that on the wave structure is obvious. The influence of the gradient parameter on the dispersion property and the damping coefficient are discussed. The results should provide nondestructive evaluation for viscoelastic material and the MMA method is suggested for obtaining numerical results of the asymptotic solution for attenuated waves, including waves in viscoelastic structures, piezoelectric semiconductor structures, and so on. View Full-Text
Keywords: Lamb wave; functionally graded viscoelastic material; minimum module approximation method; damping coefficient Lamb wave; functionally graded viscoelastic material; minimum module approximation method; damping coefficient
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Cao, X.; Jiang, H.; Ru, Y.; Shi, J. Asymptotic Solution and Numerical Simulation of Lamb Waves in Functionally Graded Viscoelastic Film. Materials 2019, 12, 268.

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