#### 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

#### Copyright Owner

Springer-Verlag US

#### Copyright Date

January 1983

#### Language

en

#### File Format

application/pdf

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 .