Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation Systems

Models and Measurements

  • Lester W. SchmerrJr.
  • Sung-Jin Song

About this book


Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation Systems: Models and Measurements provides the latest information and techniques available for ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation (NDE) inspections. Using a systems level approach, this book employs aspects of Fourier analysis, linear system theory, and wave propagation and scattering theory to develop a comprehensive model of an entire ultrasonic measurement system. The book also describes in detail the measurements needed to obtain all the system model parameters. This integrated approach leads to a new model-based engineering technology for designing, using and optimizing ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation inspections.

Practicing engineers, teachers, and students alike will learn about the latest developments in NDE technology, including a recently developed pulse-echo method for measuring the sensitivity of an ultrasonic transducer, and the use of Gaussian beam theory in simulating the wave fields generated by ultrasonic transducers. In addition, this unique book incorporates MATLAB examples and exercises which allow readers to conduct simulated inspections and implement the latest modeling technology.

Written by recognized experts in NDE research, Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation Systems: Models and Measurements is designed to combine well-developed techniques with the latest advances in technology.


Information MATLAB Measurements Models Schmerr Song Systems Ultrasonic Wave inspections modeling scattering theory systems theory ultrasound wave propogation

Authors and affiliations

  • Lester W. SchmerrJr.
    • 1
  • Sung-Jin Song
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Nondestructive EvaluationIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringSungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-49061-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-49063-2
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