Location

La Jolla ,CA

Start Date

1-1-1989 12:00 AM

Description

This work is motivated by the need for realistic ultrasonic probability of detection (POD) models in nondestructive evaluation (NDE). Past POD models have utilized flaw farfield scattering amplitudes along with other system parameters to predict the expected signal in postulated measurement geometries [1]. However, numerical evaluations of scattering amplitudes have generally been restricted to idealized flaw shapes and, to our knowledge, no scheme to calculate scattering amplitudes of arbitrary shape has ever been implemented in 3D. Volumetric shapes with an axis of symmetry have been examined with T-matrix and MOOT [2,3] but the axisyrametric limitation precludes a large portion of all expected flaw shapes. Furthermore, a quasi-plane wave assumption is often made. This assumption can become inappropriate for critical flaw sizes on the order of the beam size. A truly general POD model needs to have these assumptions removed.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

8A

Chapter

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Classic Techniques

Section

Elastic Wave Scattering and Inversion

Pages

15-22

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0817-1_2

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Elastic Wave Scattering by Arbitrarily Shaped Voids

La Jolla ,CA

This work is motivated by the need for realistic ultrasonic probability of detection (POD) models in nondestructive evaluation (NDE). Past POD models have utilized flaw farfield scattering amplitudes along with other system parameters to predict the expected signal in postulated measurement geometries [1]. However, numerical evaluations of scattering amplitudes have generally been restricted to idealized flaw shapes and, to our knowledge, no scheme to calculate scattering amplitudes of arbitrary shape has ever been implemented in 3D. Volumetric shapes with an axis of symmetry have been examined with T-matrix and MOOT [2,3] but the axisyrametric limitation precludes a large portion of all expected flaw shapes. Furthermore, a quasi-plane wave assumption is often made. This assumption can become inappropriate for critical flaw sizes on the order of the beam size. A truly general POD model needs to have these assumptions removed.