Measurement of Nonlinear Ultrasonic Characteristics

  • Kyung-Young Jhang
  • Cliff J. Lissenden
  • Igor Solodov
  • Yoshikazu Ohara
  • Vitalyi Gusev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Measurements of Nonlinear Ultrasonic Characteristics Related with Material Elastic Nonlinearity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Kyung-Young Jhang, Sungho Choi, Jongbeom Kim
      Pages 9-60
    3. Cliff J. Lissenden, Mostafa Hasanian
      Pages 61-108
  3. Measurements of Nonlinear Ultrasonic Characteristics Related with Contact Acoustic Nonlinearity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Yoshikazu Ohara, Tsuyoshi Mihara, Kazushi Yamanaka
      Pages 165-234
    3. Sylvain Mezil, Nikolay Chigarev, Vincent Tournat, Vitalyi Gusev
      Pages 235-281
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 283-287

About this book


Conventional ultrasonic methods based on ultrasonic characteristics in the linear elastic region are mainly sensitive to mature defects but are much less responsive to micro-damage or incipient material degradation. Recently, nonlinear ultrasonic characteristics beyond the linear ultrasonic amplitude range have been studied as a method for overcoming this limitation, and hence, many researchers are engaged in theoretical, experimental, and various application studies. However, the nonlinear ultrasonic characteristics are quite exacting compared to the linear phenomena so that they require vast experience and high proficiency in order to obtain proper experimental data. Actually, many researchers, especially beginners including graduate students, have difficulty in reliably measuring nonlinear ultrasonic characteristics. This book provides key technological know-how from experts with years of experience in this field, which will help researchers and engineers to obtain a clear understanding and high quality data in the nonlinear ultrasonic experiments and applications.


Ultrasonic Nonlinearity Higher Harmonic Generation Contact Acoustic Nonlinearity Nonlinear Guided Wave Nonlinear Frequency Mixing Nonlinear Ultrasonic Phased Array Nonlinear Frequency-Mixing Photoacoustic nonlinear photoacoustics Nonlinear Imaging of Defects Elastic Nonlinearity Subharmonic Generation

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Engg Sci & Mechanics, EES Bldg 212Pennsylvania State UnivUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.Zerstörungsfreie PrüfungKunststofftechnik, Univ. StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  4. 4.Dept. of Materials ProcessingTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  5. 5.Laboratoire d’AcoustiqueUniversité du MaineLe MansFrance

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