V(z) Curve Synthesis Using Two Ultrasonic Transducers

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M. A. Awal, T. Kundu

Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721

J. Appl. Mech 62(2), 517-522 (Jun 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2895960 History: Received September 07, 1993; Revised March 24, 1994; Online October 30, 2007


Traditionally V(z) curves are generated by acoustic microscopes. However, because of the high costs of the commercially available acoustic microscopes, their use is rather limited. In this paper it is shown how V(z) curves, which contain quantitative information about the material under inspection, can be generated using two ultrasonic transducers instead of an acoustic microscope. A theoretical analysis is given to synthesize V(z) curves of orthotropic plates by this technique. A basic mechanics problem of the reflection of plane waves by an orthotropic plate immersed in a fluid is solved for this purpose. Theoretically synthesized V(z) values are compared with experimental results.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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