Introduction.- The Pulser.- The Cabling.- Transmitting Transducer and the Sound Generation Process.- The Acoustic/Elastic Transfer Function and the Sound Reception Process.- Transducer Characterization.- The System Function and Measurement System Models.- Transducer Sound Radiaton.- Gaussian Beam Theory and Transducer Modeling.- Flaw Scattering.- Ultrasonic Measurement Models.- Ultrasonic Measurement Modeling with MATLAB.- Applications of Ultrasonic Modeling.- Appendix A: Fourier Transforms an the Delta Function.- Appendix B: Impedance Concepts and Equivalent Circuits.- Appendix C: Linear System Fundamentals.- Appendix D: Wave Propagation Fundamentals.- Appendix E: Waves Used in Nondestructive Evaluation.- Appendix F: Gaussian Beam Fundamentals.- Appendix G: MATLAB Functions and Scripts.
Using a systems level approach, this book employs aspects of linear systems theory and wave propagation and scattering theory to develop a comprehensive model of an entire ultrasonic measurement system. This integrated approach leads to a new model-based engineering technology for designing, using and optimizing ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation inspections. In addition, the book incorporates MATLAB examples and exercises.
Brings together the latest research advances in the field of ultrasonic NDE in a unified manner
Written at a systems-level, integrating detailed coverage of specialized topics while discussing them within an overall system model of an ultrasonic NDE measurement setup
Incorporates MATLAB examples and exercises which will serve as a useful tool for NDE engineers