Wave Propagation in a Honeycomb Composite Sandwich Structure in the Presence of High-Density Core Using Bonded PZT-Sensors

Shirsendu Sikdar, Sauvik Banerjee

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Honeycomb Composite Sandwich Structure (HCSS), is one of the novel materials that has been adopted universally to form major structural components of aerospace, marine and automotive vehicles due to its high strength to weight ratio and high energy-absorption capabilities. In this research paper, the scope to study the general characteristics of guided wave (GW) propagation in an HCSS plate with the presence of a high-density (HD) core subjected to timedependent transient surface excitations is presented numerically and experimentally. Significant effects are detected due to the presence of HD core in terms of decay in amplitude and reduction in group velocity of the output GW signals. A two-dimensional (2D) numerical model is made in ABAQUS. An effective non-reflecting boundary condition (NRBC) is modeled in ABAQUS in order to mitigate the undesirable boundary reflections during numerical simulation. Good agreements between the numerical and experimental results are noticed for all the cases studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of VETOMAC X, 2014
EditorsJyoti K. Sinha
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319099187
ISBN (Print)9783319099170, 9783319352046
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery - Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201411 Sep 2014
Conference number: 10
http://www.mace.manchester.ac.uk/our-research/seminars/vetomac-x-2014/ (Link to Conference Details)

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992


Conference10th International Conference on Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery
Abbreviated titleVETOMAC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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