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Guided Waves In Piezoelectric Plates, Hual-Te Chien, Adnan H. Nayfeh, Che-Hua Yang, Dale E. Chimenti Jan 1993

Guided Waves In Piezoelectric Plates, Hual-Te Chien, Adnan H. Nayfeh, Che-Hua Yang, Dale E. Chimenti

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

In recent paper [1] Nayfeh and Chimenti presented the analysis of the propagation of free waves in a general anisotropic plate. Closed form secular equations which isolate the mathematical conditions for symmetric and antisymmetric wave mode propagation in completely separate terms were obtained. By paralleling the procedure of Nayfeh and Chimenti [1], Nayfeh and Chien [2] presented exact solutions for the interaction of elastic waves with fluid-loaded piezoelectric plates. The technique used was shown to formally handle the most general anisotropy (i.e. the triclinic) case. The plate was immersed in liquid and incident waves impinged upon it from the ...


Progress Towards The Application Of Laser-Ultrasonics In Industry, Jean-Pierre Monchalin Jan 1993

Progress Towards The Application Of Laser-Ultrasonics In Industry, Jean-Pierre Monchalin

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Ultrasonic techniques are widely used in industry for thickness gauging, flaw detection and materials characterization. The ultrasonic waves are usually generated and detected by piezoelectric transducers and coupled to the inspected part either by direct contact or through a water bath or a water jet. Although widespread and generally cost effective, these conventional ultrasonic techniques suffer from essentially two severe limitations, which impact upon their use for on-line process control and the inspection of advanced materials.


Reception Of Laser Generated Ultrasound From A Cfrp Plate By An Air Matched Piezoelectric Composite Transducer, L. Scudder, D. A. Hutchins, G. Hayward Jan 1993

Reception Of Laser Generated Ultrasound From A Cfrp Plate By An Air Matched Piezoelectric Composite Transducer, L. Scudder, D. A. Hutchins, G. Hayward

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Laser generated ultrasound is being investigated [1,2] for testing structures made of both conventional metals and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP). Laser interferometers are widely used in such work to detect the normal surface motion caused by ultrasonic pulses. Interferometers offer non-contact, remote and high-fidelity detection, together with a potential to cover large areas rapidly by optical scanning. However their cost is high and only in testing large and/or expensive structures may the cost be justified. A lower cost alternative, but with some compromise on the virtues of an interferometer, would be to use an air transducer as ...


Eddy Current Evaluation Of Porous Magnesium Alloy Casting, Gabor Blaho, Alain Quirion, Laszlo Adler Jan 1993

Eddy Current Evaluation Of Porous Magnesium Alloy Casting, Gabor Blaho, Alain Quirion, Laszlo Adler

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Metal matrix composites (MMCs) have increasingly found a home in high technology industries. Even though much research and money have been invested in their conception, manufacturing and incorporation into load bearing structures, the development of suitable nondestructive evaluation technique to test their integrity has lagged behind. Eddy current testing may provide a suitable method of inspection the internal structure of MMCs through differences in electrical conductivity and/or magnetic permeability between fibers and matrix.


Acoustically Driven Integrated Microstrip Antennas And Electromagnetic Radiation From Piezoelectric Devices , Charles Forrest Campbell Jan 1993

Acoustically Driven Integrated Microstrip Antennas And Electromagnetic Radiation From Piezoelectric Devices , Charles Forrest Campbell

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

For a receiver system to be considered integrated, the antenna and electronics need to be fabricated on a single semiconductor wafer. To avoid EMI problems, the circuitry must somehow be shielded from the environment where the antenna resides. The required shielding may be accomplished by separating the antenna on one side of the wafer from the electronics on the other side with a conducting ground plane. Energy may be acoustically coupled from the antenna to the circuitry through the ground plane via thin film piezoelectric transducers on either side of the wafer. The radiating side of the wafer would then ...


A Magnetic Suspension System With A Large Angular Range, Colin P. Britcher, Mehran Ghofrani Jan 1993

A Magnetic Suspension System With A Large Angular Range, Colin P. Britcher, Mehran Ghofrani

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Faculty Publications

In order to explore and develop technology required for the magnetic suspension of objects over large ranges of orientation, a small-scale laboratory system, the large-angle magnetic suspension test fixture (LAMSTF) has been constructed at NASA Langley Research Center. This apparatus falls into the category of large-gap, actively stabilized magnetic levitation systems. The hardware comprises five conventional electromagnets in a circular arrangement, each driven from a separate bipolar power amplifier. Electromagnet currents are commanded by a digital control system, implemented on a microcomputer, which in turn derives the position and attitude of the suspended element from an infrared optical system. The ...


Effects Of Randomly Rough Surfaces On Ultrasonic Inspection , Mehmet Bilgen Jan 1993

Effects Of Randomly Rough Surfaces On Ultrasonic Inspection , Mehmet Bilgen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Surface finish of an industrial part affects its ultrasonic inspection and consequently the surfaces are often machined smooth before the evaluation. Ultrasonic inspection through smooth surfaces has been well studied and understood. A theoretical basis has been established for the characterization of interior cracks, voids and inclusions, and vast amount of literature exists. However, much less is known about quantitative ultrasonic inspection of such flaws in parts with rough surfaces, e.g. machine marks or "as-cast" surfaces. A question arises "When can an industrial part with randomly rough surfaces be inspected robustly using ultrasound?" This dissertation is aimed at answering ...