Event Title

Analysis of Dispersive Ultrasonic Signals by the Ridges of the Analytic Wavelet Transform

Location

Snowbird, UT, USA

Start Date

1-1-1999 12:00 AM

Description

In many applications, material parameters are extracted by comparing theoretical models of ultrasonic propagation with experimental measurements. A particular challenge arises in the case of thin materials, for which the ultrasonic signal is dispersive and multiple propagation modes are commonly present. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the applicability of the analytic wavelet transform technique to the analysis of the propagation of dispersive ultrasonic waves. Ridges in the modulus of the transform determine regions in the time and frequency domain with high concentrations of acoustic energy; hence they are the natural candidates for the characterization and reconstruction of the ultrasonic signal. This approach results in a time-frequency representation of the ultrasonic signal that is extremely useful in the characterization of thin coatings or thin plates. The fundamentals and experimental results are presented to show the usefulness of the proposed technique.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

18A

Chapter

Chapter 3: Simulations, Signal Processing, Tomography, and Holography

Section

Signal Processing and Analysis

Pages

703-710

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-4791-4_90

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Analysis of Dispersive Ultrasonic Signals by the Ridges of the Analytic Wavelet Transform

Snowbird, UT, USA

In many applications, material parameters are extracted by comparing theoretical models of ultrasonic propagation with experimental measurements. A particular challenge arises in the case of thin materials, for which the ultrasonic signal is dispersive and multiple propagation modes are commonly present. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the applicability of the analytic wavelet transform technique to the analysis of the propagation of dispersive ultrasonic waves. Ridges in the modulus of the transform determine regions in the time and frequency domain with high concentrations of acoustic energy; hence they are the natural candidates for the characterization and reconstruction of the ultrasonic signal. This approach results in a time-frequency representation of the ultrasonic signal that is extremely useful in the characterization of thin coatings or thin plates. The fundamentals and experimental results are presented to show the usefulness of the proposed technique.