Technique for the inversion of backscattered elastic wave data to extract the geometrical parameters of defects with varying shape

F. Cohen-Tenoudji, B. R. Tittmann, G. Quentin

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A technique is described for the inversion of elastic scattering data in order to extract the geometrical properties of a scatterer embedded in a solid. The technique is in part based on the Kirchhoff approximation. Results are presented for the inversion of theoretical and experimental scattering data for a variety of shapes including spherical, ellipsoidal, and disc-shaped voids as well as a compound void consisting of two overlapping spherical voids of different radii.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-576
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1982


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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