Guided wave thickness measurement tool development for estimation of thinning in plate-like structures

Siddharth K. Advani, Luke J. Breon, Joseph L. Rose

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Abstract

The ability to model and simulate guided wave propagation provides an insight into the development of robust guided wave inspection systems. This paper presents the finite-element method (FEM), as a powerful computational technique used in the context of ultrasonic guided wave nondestructive evaluation of inaccessible plate like structures. A commercially available FE package is used for this study. Corrosion type surface thinning with depths from 20% to 50% are fabricated in a steel plate. A series of computer runs are made using "Lamb type" guided waves and the results of the parametric study are then analyzed. Based on the analysis, a quantitative method to estimate average thickness of the plate is suggested. Experimental validation is also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReview of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Pages207-214
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010
Event36th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE - Kingston, RI, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2009Jul 31 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1211
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other36th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE
CountryUnited States
CityKingston, RI
Period7/26/097/31/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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