Reflection and Transmission Coefficients of Plane Waves in Magnetoelectroelastic Layered Structures

J. Y. Chen, H. L. Chen, E. Pan
2008 Journal of Vibration and Acoustics  
Reflection and transmission coefficients of plane waves with oblique incidence to a multilayered system of piezomagnetic and/or piezoelectric materials are investigated in this paper. The general Christoffel equation is derived from the coupled constitutive and balance equations, which is further employed to solve the elastic displacements and electric and magnetic potentials. Based on these solutions, the reflection and transmission coefficients in the corresponding layered structures are
more » ... quently obtained by virtue of the propagator matrix method. Two layered examples are selected to verify and illustrate our solutions. One is the purely elastic layered system composed of aluminum and organic glass materials. The other layered system is composed of the novel magnetoelectroelastic material and the organic glass. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate the variation of the reflection and transmission coefficients with different incident angles, frequencies, and boundary conditions, which could be useful to nondestructive evaluation of this novel material structure based on wave propagations.
doi:10.1115/1.2827388 fatcat:cdaanrah5ndptaxtj7vvm25klu