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Title: Nondestructive material characterization

Abstract

A method and apparatus for nondestructive material characterization, such as identification of material flaws or defects, material thickness or uniformity and material properties such as acoustic velocity. The apparatus comprises a pulsed laser used to excite a piezoelectric (PZ) transducer, which sends acoustic waves through an acoustic coupling medium to the test material. The acoustic wave is absorbed and thereafter reflected by the test material, whereupon it impinges on the PZ transducer. The PZ transducer converts the acoustic wave to electrical impulses, which are conveyed to a monitor.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
867718
Patent Number(s):
4995260
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nondestructive; material; characterization; method; apparatus; identification; flaws; defects; thickness; uniformity; properties; acoustic; velocity; comprises; pulsed; laser; excite; piezoelectric; pz; transducer; sends; waves; coupling; medium; wave; absorbed; thereafter; reflected; whereupon; impinges; converts; electrical; impulses; conveyed; monitor; acoustic wave; apparatus comprises; pulsed laser; material properties; acoustic waves; acoustic velocity; apparatus comprise; coupling medium; nondestructive material; material characterization; /73/

Citation Formats

Deason, Vance A, Johnson, John A, and Telschow, Kenneth L. Nondestructive material characterization. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Deason, Vance A, Johnson, John A, & Telschow, Kenneth L. Nondestructive material characterization. United States.
Deason, Vance A, Johnson, John A, and Telschow, Kenneth L. Tue . "Nondestructive material characterization". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867718.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for nondestructive material characterization, such as identification of material flaws or defects, material thickness or uniformity and material properties such as acoustic velocity. The apparatus comprises a pulsed laser used to excite a piezoelectric (PZ) transducer, which sends acoustic waves through an acoustic coupling medium to the test material. The acoustic wave is absorbed and thereafter reflected by the test material, whereupon it impinges on the PZ transducer. The PZ transducer converts the acoustic wave to electrical impulses, which are conveyed to a monitor.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
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