Location

Williamsburg, VA

Start Date

1-1-1986 12:00 AM

Description

I was asked by the meeting organizers to review and assess the developments over the past ten or so years in elastic wave scattering methods and to suggest areas of future research opportunities. I will highlight the developments, focusing on what I feel were distinct steps forward in our theoretical understanding of how elastic waves interact with flaws. For references and illustrative figures, I decided to use as my principal source the proceedings of the various annual Reviews of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE). These meetings have been the main forum not only for presenting results of theoretical research but also for demonstrating the relevance of the theoretical research for the design and interpretation of experiment. In my opinion a quantitative NDE is possible only if this relevance exists, and my major objective is to discuss and illustrate the degree to which relevance has developed. I apologize if any one feels slighted by my not mentioning a particular work To keep the size of “review” manageable, I had to be brief and to the point.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

5A

Chapter

Chapter 1: Conventional Methodologies

Section

Ultrasonics

Pages

21-33

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-7763-8_2

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Elastic Wave Scattering Methods: Assessments and Suggestions

Williamsburg, VA

I was asked by the meeting organizers to review and assess the developments over the past ten or so years in elastic wave scattering methods and to suggest areas of future research opportunities. I will highlight the developments, focusing on what I feel were distinct steps forward in our theoretical understanding of how elastic waves interact with flaws. For references and illustrative figures, I decided to use as my principal source the proceedings of the various annual Reviews of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE). These meetings have been the main forum not only for presenting results of theoretical research but also for demonstrating the relevance of the theoretical research for the design and interpretation of experiment. In my opinion a quantitative NDE is possible only if this relevance exists, and my major objective is to discuss and illustrate the degree to which relevance has developed. I apologize if any one feels slighted by my not mentioning a particular work To keep the size of “review” manageable, I had to be brief and to the point.