Modelling guided waves in anisotropic plates using the Legendre polynomial method
College of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Electronics Technology, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, 100124, China
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A numerical method to compute phase dispersion curve in unidirectional laminate is described. The basic feature of the proposed method is the expansion of fields quantities in single layer on different polynomial bases. The Legendre polynomial method avoid to solve the transcendental dispersion equation of guided wave. Guided waves that have very close propagation constants are calculated with great accuracy. Numerical solution of dispersion relation are calculated for guided waves propagation in orthotropic unidirectional fiber composites. The validation of the polynomial approach is depicted by a comparison between the associated solution and those obtained using Transfer matrix method.
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