Description: This program is based on the Ph.D. thesis: "LAMB: a SIMULATION TOOL for AIR-COUPLED LAMB WAVE BASED ULTRASONIC NDE SYSTEMS" from The Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Department of Electronic Engineering (EEL) 2010.
The software simulates the behaviour of an entire air-coupled ultrasonic Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) system based on 1D linear array transducers.
It is composed on three sections that allow the calculation of the pressure signals in air (plate's excitation & radiation zones) and the Lamb wave vibrations (vertical displacements) on the surface an infinite isotropic ideal single plate.
The acoustic field engine of the toolbox is the FIRST (Field Impulse Response Software) program based on the ImpulseResponse Method (IRM) for rectangular apertures . This routine is capable of simulating plane and cylindrical concave 1D arrays. Bi-dimensional apertures on emission and reception are not yet implemented.
The plate propagation module is integrated by: 1) the Lamb wave dispersion data calculator (routine: 'main_LAMB_GMM_0v1.m' separate available from the toolbox) and a discrete generalization of the Time Harmonic Solution for finite number 'num_p' of circular excitation 'regions' on the laminate surface.
In the routine 'f_THS_compute' there is the possibility to change the default THS core calculation method to other two alternative approaches: 1) Mit model[4,5] or 2) Achenbach 'punctual' model[6,7].
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