Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1987 12:00 AM

Description

It is well known that when a bounded beam of acoustic waves is incident on a fluid-solid interface at certain critical angles, the reflected beam is significantly distorted and displaced due to the interference between specularly and nonspecularly reflected waves. Measurement and analysis of the reflected field can be used to estimate certain near surface elastic properties of the solid by means of several alternative nondestructive experimental arrangements [1,2]. In most of these experiments the interface generated leaky waves play a significant role. Thus a good understanding of the interface phenomena is a prerequisite to the design of experiments for their practical applications.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

6A

Chapter

Chapter 1: General Techniques—Fundamentals

Section

Ultrasonics

Pages

109-116

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-1893-4_12

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Reflection of Bounded Acoustic Beams from a Layered Solid

La Jolla, CA

It is well known that when a bounded beam of acoustic waves is incident on a fluid-solid interface at certain critical angles, the reflected beam is significantly distorted and displaced due to the interference between specularly and nonspecularly reflected waves. Measurement and analysis of the reflected field can be used to estimate certain near surface elastic properties of the solid by means of several alternative nondestructive experimental arrangements [1,2]. In most of these experiments the interface generated leaky waves play a significant role. Thus a good understanding of the interface phenomena is a prerequisite to the design of experiments for their practical applications.