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ISRN Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 698706, 11 pages
Research Article

Cauchy Six-Dimensional Formalism for Lamb Waves in Multilayered Plates

Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 101 Prospekt Vernadskogo, Moscow 129526, Russia

Received 29 May 2013; Accepted 23 July 2013

Academic Editors: J. Clayton, C. J. Ho, and J.-I. Jang

Copyright © 2013 Sergey V. Kuznetsov. 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.


Propagation of Lamb waves in multilayered elastic anisotropic plates is studied in the framework of combination of the six-dimensional Cauchy formalism and the transfer matrix method. The closed form secular equations for dispersion curves of Lamb waves propagating in multilayered plates with arbitrary elastic anisotropy are obtained.