Ultrasonic Scattering by Planar and Non-Planar Cracks

  • Subhendu K. Datta
  • Arvind H. Shah
Conference paper
Part of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation book series (RPQN, volume 6 A)


Problems of elastic wave scattering by surface-breaking and near-surface cracks are of considerable current interest for ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation. Ultrasonic scattering by planar cracks near or at the free surface of a semi-infinite elastic homogeneous medium has been studied theoretically by many authors. References to recent papers on this subejct can be found in [1], [2] and [3]. Some experimental works on surface-breaking normal planar cracks have also appeared ([4] – [6]).


Rayleigh Wave Planar Crack Incline Crack Surface Breaking Crack Vertical Surface Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhendu K. Datta
    • 1
  • Arvind H. Shah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental SciencesUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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