
Accession Number : ADA119817
Title : Effect of Nonparallelism on the Measurement of Ultrasonic Attenuation in Solids.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE ULTRASONICS LAB
Personal Author(s) : Boudreault,Joseph Pierre Serge
PDF Url : ADA119817
Report Date : Sep 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 117
Abstract : Evaluation of attenuation of ultrasonic waves in solids from pulse echo trains can be complicated by a number of factors. In this report one considers the effects of diffraction and nonparallelism of the sample surfaces in the linear approximation. A mathematical model for correcting the echo height for the effect of a wedgeshaped sample is constructed. By using a unique coordinate system, the path of a multiplyreflected ultrasonic wave is transformed into an equivalent unidirectional path. A diffraction correction then is applied by numerically integrating an improved version of the farfield solution to the diffraction integral. This model is used to interpret data taken on a steel plate which has different facets ground over a range of angles between 0 and 0.01175 radians. Plots are given of corrected attenuation measurements made with circular piezoelectric transducers having resonance frequencies between 3 and 7 MHz. A comparison is made between the present model and that of Truell and Oates (J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 35, 1382 (1963)), which was intended as an indicator of the necessity for applying a correction for nonparallelism. The present model corrects the first four echoes for frequencies f 6 MHz and angles gamma or = 4 x 10 to the minus 3rd power radians.
Descriptors : *Wave propagation, *Ultrasonic radiation, Solids, Attenuation, Diffraction analysis, Fresnel zones, Pulse trains, Corrections, Echoes, Amplitude, Theses
Subject Categories : Acoustics
Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE