This book deals with ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation (NDE) inspections where high frequency waves are used to locate and characterize dangerous flaws (such as cracks) in materials. The book is an outgrowth of over thirty years of ultrasonic NDE modeling research by the two authors, their colleagues from around the world, and many students. The book is designed to communicate that research in an organized fashion and to serve as the foundation for solving many important ultrasonic NDE problems.
However, it is also our vision that this modeling technology is not just for the “modelers”. Brief ContentsPreface1 Introduction2 The Pulser3 The Cabling4 Transmitting Transducer and the Sound Generation Process5 The Acoustic/Elastic Transfer Function and the Sound Reception Process6 Transducer Characterization7 The System Function and Measurement System Models8 Transducer Sound Radiation9 Gaussian Beam Theory and Transducer Mode ling10 Flaw Scattering11 Ultrasonic Measurement Models12 Ultrasonic Measurement Modeling with MATLAB13 Applications of Ultrasonic ModelingAppendix A: Fourier Transforms and the Delta Function B: Impedance Concepts and Equivalent Circuits C: Linear System Fundamentals D: Wave Propagation Fundamentals E: Waves Used in Nondestructive Evaluation F: Gaussian Beam Fundamentals G: MATLAB Functions and ScriptsIndex