Leaky Lamb waves of a piezoelectric plate immersed in a conducting fluid - Analysis and measurement

Shi Hoa Kuo, Yung Chun Lee

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Abstract

This paper investigates the characteristics of leaky Lamb waves propagating in a piezoelectric plate immersed in a conductive fluid. A new experimental measurement system is proposed to accurately determine the velocity variation and the attenuation of the leaky Lamb waves of a piezoelectric plate induced by fluid-lading effect. The measurement method utilizes a comb PZT transducer for generating Lamb waves and a PVDF film receiver for measuring the wave signals. A step measuring method and its signal waveform processing technique are developed, which are particularly suitable for measuring the difference in wave velocity and attenuation between a regular Lamb wave and a leaky one. The theoretical wave velocity and attenuation of leaky Lamb waves is numerically calculated based on partial wave theory. Comparison between the calculated results and the experiment data indicates that the partial wave theory may underestimates the liquid loading effects. Furthermore, it is also observed that the conductivity of the loading fluid has a much stronger influence on the characteristics of leaky Lamb wave of piezoelectric materials than what is predicted by partial wave theory. These new experimental findings indicate that the partial wave theory is inadequate for analyzing leaky Lamb wave. A modified theoretical model is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-327
Number of pages8
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume270-273
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 11th Asian Pacific Conference on Nondestructive Testing - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2003 Nov 32003 Nov 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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