Location

Snowmass Village, CO

Start Date

1-1-1995 12:00 AM

Description

Many applications of ultrasonic testing (UT) are made difficult by the complex geometrical shape of the part to be inspected. A simple ray-trace analysis of the geometry may suffice to determine transducer positions and beam angles to provide adequate coverage of the region to be interrogated. In addition, however, the analyst must have estimates of backscattered amplitudes to determine if flaw signals are measurable. Thus, a combination of complex-geometry ray tracing with calculations of flaw-scattering amplitudes is required for the design and optimization of UT procedures.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

14A

Chapter

Chapter 4: Transducers, Sensors, and Process Control

Section

Ultrasonic Transducer Fields and Ray Tracing

Pages

1099-1103

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-1987-4_139

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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AN Ultrasonic Ray-Trance Code for Complex Geometry Applications

Snowmass Village, CO

Many applications of ultrasonic testing (UT) are made difficult by the complex geometrical shape of the part to be inspected. A simple ray-trace analysis of the geometry may suffice to determine transducer positions and beam angles to provide adequate coverage of the region to be interrogated. In addition, however, the analyst must have estimates of backscattered amplitudes to determine if flaw signals are measurable. Thus, a combination of complex-geometry ray tracing with calculations of flaw-scattering amplitudes is required for the design and optimization of UT procedures.