Location

Brunswick, ME

Start Date

1-1-1997 12:00 AM

Description

From a non-destructive evaluation point of view, Lamb waves are a highly attractive means of inspecting a large area of a structure from a single point. Interdigital PVDF transducers have been used previously in signal processing applications [1] to generate acoustic waves in piezoelectric substrates. This paper in conjunction with that of Monkhouse et al [2] aims to provide an overview of the work accomplished so far at Imperial College in the use of interdigital PVDF transducers to transmit and receive Lamb waves in certain structures for non-destructive evaluation purposes. Interdigital PVDF transducers may be permanently bonded to either flat of curved surfaces and this attribute together with their low cost means that they are potentially suitable for“smart structure” applications.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

16A

Chapter

Chapter 4: NDE Sensors

Section

UT Fields and Probes

Pages

919-926

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5947-4_120

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

An Example of the Use of Interdigital PVDF Transducers to Generate and Receive a High Order Lamb Wave Mode in a Pipe

Brunswick, ME

From a non-destructive evaluation point of view, Lamb waves are a highly attractive means of inspecting a large area of a structure from a single point. Interdigital PVDF transducers have been used previously in signal processing applications [1] to generate acoustic waves in piezoelectric substrates. This paper in conjunction with that of Monkhouse et al [2] aims to provide an overview of the work accomplished so far at Imperial College in the use of interdigital PVDF transducers to transmit and receive Lamb waves in certain structures for non-destructive evaluation purposes. Interdigital PVDF transducers may be permanently bonded to either flat of curved surfaces and this attribute together with their low cost means that they are potentially suitable for“smart structure” applications.