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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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Grants 2003 2014

Research Output 1962 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

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 1 2019, In : NDT and E International. 103, p. 62-67 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adhesive joints
Thermal aging
adhesives
Adhesives
Acoustics
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

adhesives
Waves
Layer
longitudinal waves
matrices

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
alkalis
silica
prisms
alkalies
silicon dioxide

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

adhesives
nonlinearity
acoustics
aluminum
tapes
1 Citation (Scopus)
half spaces
Surface waves
surface waves
far fields
nonlinearity