Elements of an ultrasonic feature matrix NDE technique based on bulk waves and anisotropic elasticity

J. L. Rose, A. Pilarski, K. Balasubramaniam, A. Tverdokhlebov, J. Ditri

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Abstract

The problem of surface and bulk wave propagation in a composite material is addressed so that applications in Nondestructive Evaluation can be considered, emphasis in this paper being placed on bulk wave propagation. Global material property determination is considered in an inverse wave velocity computation of stiffness coefficients based on principles from anisotropic elasticity. A one-sided inspection technique based on practical considerations of a field environment is developed. The concept of a feature matrix, based on the stiffness coefficients, is then introduced as a means of material characterization and defect analysis in composite materials. A brief discussion on a test protocol and an interpretation of the elements in the feature matrix from an NDE point of view is also presented. The conclusions of a previous theoretical investigation of wave propagation in anisotropic media are considered from an experimental point of view by way of the bulk wave technique. A result of fundamental value is that the actual propagation of quasilongitudinal waves, generated by a standard broad band pulsed transducer, is indeed well matched with the theoretical approximation obtained earlier.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages63-71
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventNew Directions in the Nondestructive Evaluation of Advanced Materials - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1988Dec 2 1988

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OtherNew Directions in the Nondestructive Evaluation of Advanced Materials
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/27/8812/2/88

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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