8 April 2008 A parametric study of guided mechanical waves in windshields: a three-layer laminated structure
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A parametric study of guided mechanical wave propagation in laminated safety glass (windshields) is presented. Laminated safety glass is considered a three layered structure modeled as a viscoelastic layer bonded by two elastic layers, i.e., glass plates. The interface between each of the two bonded layers is modeled as a bed of longitudinal and shear linear springs. The spring constants are estimated using surface analysis in conjunction with atomic force microscopy and profilometer analysis. Attenuation due to material absorption of the viscoelastic interlayer is considered while calculating the dispersion curves for the system. The dependence of phase and energy velocities, attenuation, and resonance frequencies, upon variations of material properties (e.g., modulus of elasticity, Poisson's ratio, and longitudinal and shear ultrasonic material attenuation) is discussed. The relative physical dimensions (i.e., layer thickness variation of each layer) influence upon guided wave behavior is also presented and discussed. Results are applicable to any similar three-layer laminated structure.
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Shihong Huo, Shihong Huo, Henrique Reis, Henrique Reis, } "A parametric study of guided mechanical waves in windshields: a three-layer laminated structure", Proc. SPIE 6932, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2008, 69322O (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.768005; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.768005

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