This book is intended to bring readers up to speed with the latest developments in the field, especially new work in ultrasonic guided waves. It is designed for students and for researchers and managers somewhat familiar with the field in order to serve as a baseline for further work already under way. This text also includes extended problems and a corresponding solutions manual as a resource for the reader. A wave propagation animations collection will be available on CD. A distance learning course from The Pennsylvania State University will also be procurable. Join Dr. Rose on an exciting journey to explore breakthroughs in the understanding and application of ultrasonic guided waves.

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About the Author:
Dr Joseph L. Rose is the Paul Morrow Professor in the Engineering Science and Mechanics Department at Pennsylvania State University. He is also Chief Scientist and President of Guidedwave, a company dedicated to technology transfer, product development, and consulting on ultrasonic guided waves in nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring. He received his PhD from Drexel University in 1970. He is the author of nearly twenty patents, four textbooks, and more than 600 scholarly articles, most focused on ultrasonics. He has served as principal adviser to more than 60 PhD and 150 MS students, and is a fellow of ASNT, ASME, IEEE, and the British Society for Nondestructive Testing. Dr Rose has also received many awards, including the SPIE Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of sustained contributions to the advancement of nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring in 2011, the Penn State University Graduate Teaching Award in 2012, and the distinction of being a finalist in the Discover magazine award for innovation in aviation and aerospace in 1995.