Applications of Generalized Pulse-Echo Formulas for Evaluation of Multilayered Structures

  • E. James Chern
  • B. B. Djordjevic
Part of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation book series


Multilayered composite structures and devices have become more popular and are now routinely introduced in advanced systems to reduce size and weight and to improve performance. However, because of the combined complexity of the materials and designs used in these systems, it is a significant challenge to determine the structural integrity and reliability of a specific structure or device using nondestructive evaluation (NDE).


Optical Switch Level Sensor Pulse Response Amplitude Equation Acoustic Image 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. James Chern
    • 1
  • B. B. Djordjevic
    • 1
  1. 1.Martin Marietta LaboratoriesBaltimoreUSA

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