Progress towards the development of an automated ultrasonic nonlinear measurement system

K. B. Boudreau, D. A. Parks, B. T. Reinhardt, M. M. Kropf, B. R. Tittmann

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Abstract

Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation utilizing nonlinear acoustic measurements has been of increasing prevalence in modern research. Nonlinear measurements based on harmonic amplitude ratios, in the form of the B/A term, can be used to detect variations in higher order material properties. This study presents the efforts in establishing an automated setup and procedure to measure the nonlinear B/A parameter for a variety of materials. The setup utilizes through transmission, and digital signal analysis while carefully compensating for the transducers' frequency response. Finally, results will be presented for the case of nonlinear wave propagation in fluids pertinent to chemical and biodiesel processing applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReview of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Pages2100-2106
Number of pages7
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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