Ultrasonic attenuation in ceramics

A. G. Evans, B. R. Tittmann, L. Ahlberg, B. T. Khuri-Yakub, G. S. Kino

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Ultrasonic attenuation has been measured for a range of ceramic polycrystals. An extreme-value approach for attenuation analysis has been developed, based on numerical scattering cross sections and an extreme-value characterization of the microstructure. A good correlation between predicted and measured attenuation has been obtained in each case. The implications of the analysis for ultrasonic failure prediction and microstructural characterization have been explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2669-2679
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1978


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Evans, A. G., Tittmann, B. R., Ahlberg, L., Khuri-Yakub, B. T., & Kino, G. S. (1978). Ultrasonic attenuation in ceramics. Journal of Applied Physics, 49(5), 2669-2679. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.325185