Location

Brunswick, ME

Start Date

1-1-1997 12:00 AM

Description

Time-resolved line-focus acoustic microscopy (TRLFAM) combines the advantages of a conventional pulse-echo system with those of the acoustic microscope. Compared to high frequency line-focus acoustic microscopy [1], this technique employs a much larger (aperture 28mm) pulsed line-focus immersion transducer at much lower center frequencies. The insonified length of the specimen is an order of magnitude larger than that of the line-focus acoustic microscope operating at 225 MHz. This has the advantage that the amplitudes and the arrival times of the directly reflected wave, the leaky surface wave as well as other possible echo arrivals, can be time-resolved with considerable accuracy when the sample is moved inside the focal region of the transducer. Moreover, since the transducer is line focused, for an anisotropic material leaky surface wave arrivals can be time resolved along different directions. In earlier papers TRLFAM has been used to determine elastic constants for both isotropic and anisotropic materials [2].

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

16B

Chapter

Chapter 7: New Inspection Procedures

Section

New Techniques

Pages

1823-1830

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5947-4_238

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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A Time-Resolved Line-Focus Acoustic Microscopy Technique for Surface-Breaking Crack Depth Determination

Brunswick, ME

Time-resolved line-focus acoustic microscopy (TRLFAM) combines the advantages of a conventional pulse-echo system with those of the acoustic microscope. Compared to high frequency line-focus acoustic microscopy [1], this technique employs a much larger (aperture 28mm) pulsed line-focus immersion transducer at much lower center frequencies. The insonified length of the specimen is an order of magnitude larger than that of the line-focus acoustic microscope operating at 225 MHz. This has the advantage that the amplitudes and the arrival times of the directly reflected wave, the leaky surface wave as well as other possible echo arrivals, can be time-resolved with considerable accuracy when the sample is moved inside the focal region of the transducer. Moreover, since the transducer is line focused, for an anisotropic material leaky surface wave arrivals can be time resolved along different directions. In earlier papers TRLFAM has been used to determine elastic constants for both isotropic and anisotropic materials [2].