The Evaluation of Materials and Structures by Quantitative Ultrasonics

  • J. D. Achenbach

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 330)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. J. D. Achenbach
    Pages 1-9
  3. J. D. Achenbach, Z. L. Li
    Pages 11-23
  4. L. Adler
    Pages 25-41
  5. J. D. Achenbach, Z. L. Li
    Pages 43-55
  6. J. D. Achenbach
    Pages 105-115
  7. P. P. Delsanto
    Pages 117-131
  8. J. D. Achenbach, V. S. Ahn, J. O. Kim, J. G. Harris
    Pages 175-187
  9. C. B. Scruby
    Pages 189-206
  10. C. B. Scruby
    Pages 207-222
  11. C. B. Scruby
    Pages 223-237
  12. R. B. Thompson
    Pages 239-247
  13. P. P. Delsanto
    Pages 301-315
  14. K. J. Langenberg, P. Fellinger, R. Marklein, P. Zanger, K. Mayer, T. Kreutter
    Pages 317-398

About this book


Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) procedures are needed for materials processing, as well as for post-process materials testing. They play important roles in product design, analysis of service-life expectancy, manufacturing and quality control of manufactured products. They are also essential to on-line monitoring of the integrity of structural elements and complex systems. Rational accept and reject criteria should be based on NDE tests. Critical safety, efficiency and operational features of large-scale structures depend on adequate NDE capabilities. The lectures presented in this volume are concerned with quantitative ultrasonic NDE. They present fundamental concepts and basic theory, as well as applications to the detection of cracks and the evaluation of material properties. The following topics are discussed: basic wave propagation theory for ultrasonic NDE; piezoelectric transducers, EMATS and ultrasonic spectroscopy; laser-based ultrasonics; acoustoelasticity; ultrasound in solids with porosity, microcracking and polycrystalline structuring; the determination of mechanical properties of composite materials; inverse problems and imaging.


composite material design elasticity inverse problem laser material quality research Service solid spectroscopy testing ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • J. D. Achenbach
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82441-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-4315-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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