Jan Drewes Achenbach

  • 8500 Citations
1962 …2018
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Research Interests

Mechanics of solids; quantitative nondestructive evaluation and fracture mechanics

In recent years, Professor Achenbach has developed methods for flaw detection and characterization by using contact transducers, imaging techniques, and laser-based ultrasonics. He has also developed methods for thin-layer characterization by acoustic microscopy. Work is both analytical and experimental in nature, with extensive cooperation with investigators from other universities and from industrial organizations on theoretical experimental projects. Work in fracture mechanics has been primarily on dynamic fracture. He also carries out research on structural acoustics and on the mechanical behavior of composite materials.

Education/Academic qualification

Aeronautics and Astronautics, PhD, Stanford University

… → 1962

Aeronautical Engineering, MSc, Delft University of Technology

Keywords

  • Mechanics of solids
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Quantitative nondestructive evaluation

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Research Output 1962 2018

A non-collinear mixing technique to measure the acoustic nonlinearity parameter of adhesive bond

Ju, T., Achenbach, J. D., Jacobs, L. J. & Qu, J., Apr 20 2018, 44th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 37. American Institute of Physics Inc., Vol. 1949, 070005

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

adhesives
nonlinearity
acoustics
aluminum
tapes

Reflection of ultrasound from a region of cubic material nonlinearity due to harmonic generation

Wang, Y. & Achenbach, J. D., Feb 1 2018, In : Acta Mechanica. 229, 2, p. 763-778 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harmonic generation
Ultrasonics
Materials properties
Scattering
reciprocity theorem
defects
scattering
corrosion
elastodynamics

Analysis of harmonics propagating in pipes of quadratic material nonlinearity using shell theory

Wang, Y., Chen, W. & Achenbach, J. D., Oct 15 2017, In : International Journal of Solids and Structures. 125, p. 206-215 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

shell theory
Shell Theory
longitudinal waves
Harmonic
nonlinearity
3 Citations

A non-collinear mixing technique to measure the acoustic nonlinearity parameter of an adhesive bond from one side of the sample

Ju, T., Achenbach, J. D., Jacobs, L. J. & Qu, J., Feb 16 2017, 43rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 36. American Institute of Physics Inc., Vol. 1806, 020011

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

adhesives
nonlinearity
S waves
acoustics
receivers