Propagation of the anti-symmetric fundamental Lamb mode (A0) in a composite laminate containing a semi-infinite delamination was studied through numerical simulations and experimental studies. Here, the wave was generated on a sub-laminate above the delaminated region, and the reflection and transmission of the Lamb modes at the edge of the discontinuity were quantitatively studied. The wave group (named as 'turning mode'), which was made to propagate from one side of the delamination to the other side (through delaminations) was captured and its transmission factor was estimated. Reflection and transmission factors of wave groups were estimated for three different laminates - quasi-isotropic, unidirectional and cross-ply, containing delamination at various interfaces across thickness. Propagation of 'turning modes' were also captured experimentally, employing air-coupled transducers, in quasiisotropic laminates containing delaminations at different interfaces. Attenuation compensation was incorporated in the experimental signals to improve the comparison of transmission and reflection factors between numerical simulations and experiments. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.