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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

Research interests

  • Fracture mechanics
  • Mechanics of solids
  • Quantitative nondestructive evaluation

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Research Output

Nondestructive evaluation of thermal aging of adhesive joints by using a nonlinear wave mixing technique

Ju, T., Achenbach, J. D., Jacobs, L. J. & Qu, J., Apr 2019, In : NDT and E International. 103, p. 62-67 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    One-way mixing of collinear waves in an adhesive layer

    Ju, T., Achenbach, J. D., Jacobs, L. J. & Qu, J., Jan 1 2019, In : journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 145, 1, p. 110-120 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations
  • 2 Scopus citations

    Wave mixing technique for nondestructive assessment of alkali-silica reaction damage in concrete prism samples

    Ju, T., Achenbach, J. D., Cusatis, G., Jacobs, L. J. & Qu, J., May 8 2019, 45th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 38. Laflamme, S., Holland, S. & Bond, L. J. (eds.). American Institute of Physics Inc., 110004. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 2102).

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

    Open Access
  • 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., 070005. (AIP Conference Proceedings; vol. 1949).

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