Location

Brunswick, ME

Start Date

1-1-1997 12:00 AM

Description

The high performance of the available computer technology provides the possibility to simulate the real life for ultrasonic inspections in terms of primary ultrasonic data like rf-time signals. For isotropic material codes like Generalized Point Source Synthesis (GPSS) or Elastodynamic Finite Integration Technique (EFIT) and the theoretical predictions correlate well with experimental results. Recently, the codes mentioned above have been extended to operate also in anisotropic material. In a first step the codes GPSS and EFIT have been expanded to work in materials of parallel oriented columnar grain structure with transversely isotropic symmetry. In order to verify these codes a set of experiments was carried out on weld metal pads and on welds of defined grain structure. Radiation, propagation, reflexion on boundaries and interaction of the sound field with defects for the modes “through transmission” and “pulse echo” were simulated and compared with the experiments

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

16B

Chapter

Chapter 7: New Inspection Procedures

Section

New Techniques

Pages

1899-1906

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5947-4_248

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Experimental Evaluation of Ultrasonic Simulation Techniques in Anisotropic Material

Brunswick, ME

The high performance of the available computer technology provides the possibility to simulate the real life for ultrasonic inspections in terms of primary ultrasonic data like rf-time signals. For isotropic material codes like Generalized Point Source Synthesis (GPSS) or Elastodynamic Finite Integration Technique (EFIT) and the theoretical predictions correlate well with experimental results. Recently, the codes mentioned above have been extended to operate also in anisotropic material. In a first step the codes GPSS and EFIT have been expanded to work in materials of parallel oriented columnar grain structure with transversely isotropic symmetry. In order to verify these codes a set of experiments was carried out on weld metal pads and on welds of defined grain structure. Radiation, propagation, reflexion on boundaries and interaction of the sound field with defects for the modes “through transmission” and “pulse echo” were simulated and compared with the experiments