Location

Seattle, WA

Start Date

1-1-1996 12:00 AM

Description

The overall research goal of this project is the nondestructive measurement of grain-size distribution parameters using ultrasonic attenuation. Ultrasonic attenuation α is dependent upon the sound wavelength (λ), the size of the grains (D), and in many cases elastic constants and sound velocities of the material. Assuming that multiple scattering can be ignored, the expression for the wavelength dependence of the attenuation is 1 α(λ)=∫0∞N(D)α(λ,D)dD where N(D) is the grain-size distribution. In previous work [1] the sizes were assumed to be distributed following a power-law with exponent γ: 2 N(D)=KD−γ,0

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

15B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Material Properties

Section

Ultrasonic Backscatter and Attenuation

Pages

1503-1507

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0383-1_196

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Determination of Grain-Size Distributions from Ultrasonic Attenuation

Seattle, WA

The overall research goal of this project is the nondestructive measurement of grain-size distribution parameters using ultrasonic attenuation. Ultrasonic attenuation α is dependent upon the sound wavelength (λ), the size of the grains (D), and in many cases elastic constants and sound velocities of the material. Assuming that multiple scattering can be ignored, the expression for the wavelength dependence of the attenuation is 1 α(λ)=∫0∞N(D)α(λ,D)dD where N(D) is the grain-size distribution. In previous work [1] the sizes were assumed to be distributed following a power-law with exponent γ: 2 N(D)=KD−γ,0