Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1983 12:00 AM

Description

The sensitivity of the propagation of an elastic wave to changes in the microstructural details of a material is well known.1 In particular, numerous experiments have shown that the attenuation of the wave is sensitive to the inclusions, voids, cracks, grain boundaries, twin boundaries, interphase boundaries, magnetic domain walls, dislocations, substitutional impurities of a material. For attenuation studies in metals, ceramics and polycrystals, three formulas, each for different wavelength regimes, are generally used in the quantitative interpretation of experimental results.1–3 If λ is the wavelength of the elastic wave and is the average grain diameter, then in the Rayleigh regime (λ≫D), α = A13λ4, in the stochastic regime (λ≃D), α = A2λ2, and in the diffusive regime (λ≪D), α = A3/-1. By fitting the data to these formulas, one tries to infer .

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

2A

Chapter

Section 13: Ultrasonic Multiple Scattering

Pages

833-850

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-3706-5_53

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Effects of Microstructure on the Speed and Attenuation of Elastic Waves: Formal Theory and Simple Approximations

La Jolla, CA

The sensitivity of the propagation of an elastic wave to changes in the microstructural details of a material is well known.1 In particular, numerous experiments have shown that the attenuation of the wave is sensitive to the inclusions, voids, cracks, grain boundaries, twin boundaries, interphase boundaries, magnetic domain walls, dislocations, substitutional impurities of a material. For attenuation studies in metals, ceramics and polycrystals, three formulas, each for different wavelength regimes, are generally used in the quantitative interpretation of experimental results.1–3 If λ is the wavelength of the elastic wave and is the average grain diameter, then in the Rayleigh regime (λ≫D), α = A13λ4, in the stochastic regime (λ≃D), α = A2λ2, and in the diffusive regime (λ≪D), α = A3/-1. By fitting the data to these formulas, one tries to infer .