Jan Drewes Achenbach

  • 8434 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

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
2 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

BRITTLE FRACTURE UNDER DYNAMIC LOADING CONDITIONS.

Achenbach, J. D. Jan 1 2017 In : Contrib to the Theory of Aircr Struct. p. 379-397 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brittle fracture
Wavefronts
Diffraction
Cracks
Defects
half spaces
Surface waves
surface waves
far fields
nonlinearity