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Title: Guided wave applications of piezocomposite transducers

Abstract

The majority of ultrasonic nondestructive testing applications in use today utilize longitudinal wave techniques. These are very effective for flaw detection and thickness measurement in scanning applications. In sheet and tube type materials, however, a more rapid technique has been developed utilizing Guided Wave Inspection. This method is capable of interrogating large areas of the material without extensive transducer scanning. An important requirement in this method is the ability to utilize relatively broad bandwidth transducers in the test. This paper presents the concepts on which Guided Wave Inspection is based as well as piezocomposite transducer incorporate a combination of piezoelectric ceramics and polymers to enhance the ultrasonic performance of the device. Additionally, the transducer can be designed to match to non-planar surfaces increasing its versatility when a difficult shape is involved.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Krautkramer Branson, Lewistown, PA (United States)
  2. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
550036
Report Number(s):
CONF-9610109-
ISBN 1-57117-053-7; TRN: IM9753%%111
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1996 Fall conference and quality testing show. NDT - new horizons on the Pacific, Seattle, WA (United States), 14-18 Oct 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of ASNT 1996 fall conference and quality testing show: Paper summaries; PB: 246 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; ULTRASONIC TESTING; TRANSDUCERS; PIEZOELECTRICITY; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Meyer, P A, and Rose, J L. Guided wave applications of piezocomposite transducers. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Meyer, P A, & Rose, J L. Guided wave applications of piezocomposite transducers. United States.
Meyer, P A, and Rose, J L. Tue . "Guided wave applications of piezocomposite transducers". United States.
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abstractNote = {The majority of ultrasonic nondestructive testing applications in use today utilize longitudinal wave techniques. These are very effective for flaw detection and thickness measurement in scanning applications. In sheet and tube type materials, however, a more rapid technique has been developed utilizing Guided Wave Inspection. This method is capable of interrogating large areas of the material without extensive transducer scanning. An important requirement in this method is the ability to utilize relatively broad bandwidth transducers in the test. This paper presents the concepts on which Guided Wave Inspection is based as well as piezocomposite transducer incorporate a combination of piezoelectric ceramics and polymers to enhance the ultrasonic performance of the device. Additionally, the transducer can be designed to match to non-planar surfaces increasing its versatility when a difficult shape is involved.},
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