Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1983 12:00 AM

Description

In ultrasonic NDE measurements the detection of subsurface flaws is of practical importance, especially flaws too far from the surface to be detected by eddy current methods and yet close enough to the surface for the flaw-surface interaction to be important. In this paper we report experimental results of ultrasonic scattering measurements of subsurface flaws in the presence of a fluid-solid interface and compare these results with theoretical calculations of subsurface flaw scattering. Comparison of the absolute value of the scattering amplitude in terms of frequency, flaw-to-surface distance, ultrasonic mode and scattering angle will be made for an oblate spheroidal void in the interior of bulk titanium and for a spherical inclusion near the surface of a thermoplastic sample. Results of applying the one-dimensional inverse Born algorithm to the sizing of near-surface flaws are also reported.

This work was sponsored by the Center for Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation, operated by the Ames Laboratory, USDOE, for the Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories/Materials Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-82 with Iowa State University.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

2A

Chapter

Section 12: Ultrasonic Scattering from Near-Surface Flaws

Pages

795-812

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-3706-5_51

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Measurements of Ultrasonic Scattering from Near-Surface Flaws

La Jolla, CA

In ultrasonic NDE measurements the detection of subsurface flaws is of practical importance, especially flaws too far from the surface to be detected by eddy current methods and yet close enough to the surface for the flaw-surface interaction to be important. In this paper we report experimental results of ultrasonic scattering measurements of subsurface flaws in the presence of a fluid-solid interface and compare these results with theoretical calculations of subsurface flaw scattering. Comparison of the absolute value of the scattering amplitude in terms of frequency, flaw-to-surface distance, ultrasonic mode and scattering angle will be made for an oblate spheroidal void in the interior of bulk titanium and for a spherical inclusion near the surface of a thermoplastic sample. Results of applying the one-dimensional inverse Born algorithm to the sizing of near-surface flaws are also reported.

This work was sponsored by the Center for Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation, operated by the Ames Laboratory, USDOE, for the Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories/Materials Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-82 with Iowa State University.