V(z) curve synthesis using two ultrasonic transducers

M. A. Awal, T. Kundu

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Traditionally V(z) curves are generated by acoustic microscopes. However, because of the high costs of the commercially available acoustic microscopes, their use is rather limited. In this paper it is shown how V(z) curves, which contain quantitative information about the material under inspection, can be generated using two ultrasonic transducers instead of an acoustic microscope. A theoretical analysis is given to synthesize V(z) curves of orthotropic plates by this technique. A basic mechanics problem of the reflection of plane waves by an orthotropic plate immersed in a fluM is solved for this purpose. Theoretically synthesized V(z) values are compared with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-522
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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