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  • Anomalous Dispersion of the Lamb Mode, Faiz Ahmad and Takasar Hussain
    Advances in Acoustics and Vibration
    Research Article (6 pages), Article ID 903934, Volume 2013 (2013)
    Published 6 August 2013
Advances in Acoustics and Vibration
Volume 2014, Article ID 714298, 1 page

Erratum to “Anomalous Dispersion of the Lamb Mode”

School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences and Technology, Sector H-12, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

Received 9 December 2013; Accepted 23 December 2013; Published 4 February 2014

Copyright © 2014 Faiz Ahmad and Takasar Hussain. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Recently, the present authors examined anomalous dispersion of the Lamb modes in isotropic plates as shown in their previous paper, by finding the slope of each mode first at its point of inception and secondly at a point far removed from it. If the slopes at two points differ in sign, it will indicate that a zero group velocity point occurs between them. However, Prada [1] has pointed out that analytical reasoning about the anomalous nature of modes has already been given by Mindlin in [2], where he has calculated the curvature of the modes in the plane, where and , respectively, denote the wave number and frequency of the wave. Shuvalov and Poncelet [3] explained this fact by looking at the sign of the first coefficient in the Taylor series for .

The statement “In all isotropic materials with   , only the mode has this “anomalous behavior” and other modes behave normally,” which appears in Section 1 of the paper should be replaced by “In all isotropic materials with   , the mode always has this anomalous behavior.”

The paper offers an alternative and somewhat simpler, treatment of the anomalous behavior of Lamb modes.


  1. C. Prada, Private Communication.
  2. R. D. Mindlin, “Monograph,” in An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Vibrations of Elastic Plates, J. Yang, Ed., Sec. 2.11, U.S. Army Signal Corps Eng. Lab., Ft Monmouth, NJ, USA, 1995, World Scientific, Singapore, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  3. A. L. Shuvalov and O. Poncelet, “On the backward Lamb waves near thickness resonances in anisotropic plates,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 45, no. 11-12, pp. 3430–3448, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus