Simulation of Lamb wave interaction with defects in laminated plates by SEM



For the simulation of the interaction of elastic waves in CFRP Plates with inhomogeneities and defects the spectral finite element method (SEM) is under investigation. The SEM uses high-order shape functions which are composed of Lagrange polynomials with nodes at the Gauss-Lobatto quadrature (GLq) points. In this way we obtain a diagonal mass matrix which makes an explicit time scheme more efficient. In a numerical example based on the first order shear deformation theory (FSDT) a computation by FEAP of an interaction with an inhomogeneity is presented. (© 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)