Classical Lamb waves in an homogeneous, isotropic linearly elastic plate are reconsidered. The displacement components are obtained in terms of thickness motions superimposed on a membrane carrier wave which defines the propagation along the plate. The carrier wave can be any solution of the reduced wave equation for a membrane. The analysis of the thickness motions results in the usual Rayleigh-Lamb frequency equation. A number of special cases for the carrier wave are considered.
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- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics