Nonlinear Ultrasonic and Vibro-Acoustical Techniques for Nondestructive Evaluation

  • Tribikram Kundu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tribikram Kundu, Jesús N. Eiras, Weibin Li, Peipei Liu, Hoon Sohn, Jordi Payá
    Pages 1-88
  3. James A. TenCate, Paul A. Johnson
    Pages 89-101
  4. Pawel Packo, Rafal Radecki, Michael J. Leamy, Tadeusz Uhl, Wieslaw J. Staszewski
    Pages 103-137
  5. Andrzej Klepka, Lukasz Pieczonka, Kajetan Dziedziech, Wieslaw J. Staszewski, Francesco Aymerich, Tadeusz Uhl
    Pages 139-174
  6. V. V. Aleshin, S. Delrue, O. Bou Matar, K. Van Den Abeele
    Pages 175-224
  7. J.-Y. Kim, L. Jacobs, J. Qu
    Pages 225-261
  8. Francesco Lanza di Scalea, Ankit Srivastava, Claudio Nucera
    Pages 345-417
  9. Yoshikazu Ohara, Tsuyoshi Mihara, Kazushi Yamanaka
    Pages 419-469
  10. H. Berjamin, G. Chiavassa, N. Favrie, B. Lombard, C. Payan
    Pages 471-486
  11. Sylvain Haupert, Guillaume Renaud, Jacques Rivière, Parisa Shokouhi
    Pages 509-546
  12. Brian E. Anderson, Marcel C. Remillieux, Pierre-Yves Le Bas, T. J. Ulrich
    Pages 547-581
  13. Hoon Sohn, Peipei Liu, Hyung Jin Lim, Byeongjin Park
    Pages 661-697
  14. Ming Hong, Zhongqing Su
    Pages 699-739
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 741-759

About this book


This multi-contributed volume provides a practical, applications-focused introduction to nonlinear acoustical techniques for nondestructive evaluation. Compared to linear techniques, nonlinear acoustical/ultrasonic techniques are much more sensitive to micro-cracks and other types of small distributed damages. Most materials and structures exhibit nonlinear behavior due to the formation of dislocation and micro-cracks from fatigue or other types of repetitive loadings well before detectable macro-cracks are formed.  Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) tools that have been developed based on nonlinear acoustical techniques are capable of providing early warnings about the possibility of structural failure before detectable macro-cracks are formed. This book presents the full range of nonlinear acoustical techniques used today for NDE. The expert chapters cover both theoretical and experimental aspects, but always with an eye towards applications. Unlike other titles currently available, which treat nonlinearity as a physics problem and focus on different analytical derivations, the present volume emphasizes NDE applications over detailed analytical derivations. The introductory chapter presents the fundamentals in a manner accessible to anyone with an undergraduate degree in Engineering or Physics and equips the reader with all of the necessary background to understand the remaining chapters. This self-contained volume will be a valuable reference to graduate students through practising researchers in Engineering, Materials Science, and Physics.

  • Represents the first book on nonlinear acoustical techniques for NDE applications
  • Emphasizes applications of nonlinear acoustical techniques
  • Presents the fundamental physics and mathematics behind nonlinear acoustical phenomenon in a simple, easily understood manner
  • Covers a variety of popular NDE techniques based on nonlinear acoustics in a single volume


NDE acoustics NDE ultrasound damage detection fatigue crack detection material nonlinearity measurement nondestructive evaluation nonlinear acoustics nonlinear acoustics NDE

Editors and affiliations

  • Tribikram Kundu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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