Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation

, Volume 9, Issue 2–3, pp 81–99 | Cite as

Computer simulation of ultrasonics and its applications

  • K. Harumi
  • M. Uchida


Numerical calculations have been carried out for about 20 years, and the results are demonstrated graphically by vector or lattice representations. These results are now being used mainly for clarifying the mechanisms of ultrasonic interaction with material and defects and checking and improving the experimental results. Parts of this paper review results, many involving cracktip diffraction in various geometries, which have been published mainly in conference proceedings and have not appeared in journals. Other parts, dealing with focused fields, focal lenses, and radiation in an anisotropic medium are new, and have not appeared even as conference papers.

Key words

Ultrasonics visualization simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Harumi
    • 1
  • M. Uchida
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo University of Information SciencesChibaJapan
  2. 2.College of Industrial TechnologyNihon UniversityNarashino, ChibaJapan

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