Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1981 12:00 AM

Description

A phase sensitive laser probe in which the focussed spot is small, as compared with the acoustic wavelength, is capable of measuring the complex distributions of a SAW field along prescribed scan lines. Using the probe, it is possible, on a defect free sample, to measure the SAW velocity surface with an accuracy of a few parts in 105. Such accuracy suggests that the technique is sufficiently sensitive to detect small changes in surface characteristics; the presence of a defect is revealed by perturbations in the relationship between various scans. The scattered radiation patterns from a surface crack irradiated by acoustic surface waves can be utilised to determine the defect size and location with improved accuracy. Results on deliberate and real cracks are presented.

Book Title

Proceedings of the ARPA/AFML Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE

Chapter

7. Ultrasonic Imaging: European Effort

Pages

186-193

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Scanned Imaging Techniques for Surface NDE

La Jolla, CA

A phase sensitive laser probe in which the focussed spot is small, as compared with the acoustic wavelength, is capable of measuring the complex distributions of a SAW field along prescribed scan lines. Using the probe, it is possible, on a defect free sample, to measure the SAW velocity surface with an accuracy of a few parts in 105. Such accuracy suggests that the technique is sufficiently sensitive to detect small changes in surface characteristics; the presence of a defect is revealed by perturbations in the relationship between various scans. The scattered radiation patterns from a surface crack irradiated by acoustic surface waves can be utilised to determine the defect size and location with improved accuracy. Results on deliberate and real cracks are presented.