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Shear horizontal waves are very useful in nondestructive evaluation applications because of their non-dispersive property. The objective of this research is to investigate frequency-tuned shear horizontal wave transduction in plates by using magnetostrictive nickel gratings. Since wireless energy conversion between magnetic energy and acoustic energy in magnetostrictive material can take place, the generation and measurement of waves by the magnetostrictive principle have recently received much attention. In this work, a grating-type magnetostrictive transducer was considered for SH wave transduction; waves can be effectively tuned at desired frequencies by changing grating size and distance. The present experiments showed that the bias field strength and grating width should be selected appropriately to avoid generating unwanted wave modes such as the S0-Lamb wave modes. It is also confirmed from experiments that the grating distance controls the center (or tuning) frequency of the grating transducer.