|Title:||Numerical simulation of Lamb wave propagation in metallic foam sandwich structures : a parametric study|
|Authors :||Hosseini, Seyed Mohammad Hossein|
|Published in :||Composite Structures|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Elsevier|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Subject (DDC) :||500: Natural sciences and mathematics |
|Abstract:||The propagation of guided Lamb waves in metallic foam sandwich panels is described in this paper and analyzed numerically with a three-dimensional finite element simulation. The influence of geometrical properties of the foam sandwich plates (such as the irregularity of the foam structure, the relative density or the cover plate thickness) on the wave propagation is investigated in a parametric study. Open-cell and closed-cell structures are found to exhibit similar wave propagation behavior. In addition to the finite element model with fully resolved microstructure, a simplified, computationally cheaper model is also considered – there the porous core of the sandwich panel is approximated by a homogenized effective medium. The limitations of this homogenization approach are briefly pointed out.|
|Departement:||School of Engineering|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)|
|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Engineering|
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