Jan Drewes Achenbach

  • 8741 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

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Grants 2003 2014

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. Chimenti, D. E. & Bond, L. J. (eds.). American Institute of Physics Inc., Vol. 1949. 070005

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

half spaces
Surface waves
surface waves
far fields
1 Citations (Scopus)

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
Materials properties
1 Citations (Scopus)
reciprocity theorem

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