Phased array tuning for optimal ultrasonic guided wave mode selection

J. H. Bostron, J. L. Rose, C. A. Moose

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Abstract

Ultrasonic guided waves have become widely used in a variety of nondestructive evaluation applications due to their efficiency in defect detection, ability to inspect hidden areas, and other reasons. With a thorough understanding of guided wave mechanics, researchers can predict which guided wave modes will have a high probability of success in a particular nondestructive evaluation application. However, work continues to find optimal mode and frequency selection. An "optimal" mode could give the highest sensitivity to defects or the greatest penetration power, increasing inspection efficiency. In this work, we consider the use of guided interface waves for bond evaluation. A phased comb array transducer is used to sweep in the phase velocity - frequency space in an effort to determine optimal modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - Incorporating the 10th International Conference on Barkhausen Noise and Micromagnetic Testing
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages348-352
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780735412118
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event40th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE 2013, Incorporating the 10th International Conference on Barkhausen and Micro-Magnetics, ICBM 2013 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 26 2013

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1581 33
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other40th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE 2013, Incorporating the 10th International Conference on Barkhausen and Micro-Magnetics, ICBM 2013
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period7/21/137/26/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Bostron, J. H., Rose, J. L., & Moose, C. A. (2014). Phased array tuning for optimal ultrasonic guided wave mode selection. In 40th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - Incorporating the 10th International Conference on Barkhausen Noise and Micromagnetic Testing (pp. 348-352). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1581 33). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4864840