Ultrasonic transducer modeling in homogeneous and nonhomogeneous media

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Title:
Ultrasonic transducer modeling in homogeneous and nonhomogeneous media
Author:
Lee, Joon Pyo
Issue Date:
2001
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Ultrasonic transducer modeling is important and fundamental research for nondestructive testing of materials. Traditionally, in most nondestructive evaluation applications, the ultrasonic transducers are modeled as point sources generating spherical wave fronts, line sources generating cylindrical wave fronts, or planar surfaces generating plane wave fronts. In reality, the transducer front face has finite dimensions; it is neither point source nor planar source. This study shows how the ultrasonic field in the neighborhood of a transducer with finite dimension varies in homogeneous and nonhomogeneous media. In this thesis, the pressure variation in front of a transducer face is computed for the following three situations: (1) the transducer is immersed in a homogeneous fluid; (2) the transducer is near a fluid-fluid interface; and (3) the transducer is near a fluid-solid interface using Distributed Point Source Method For the nonhomogeneous fluid medium, both normal incidence and oblique incidence cases have been studied.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Civil.; Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kundu, Tribikram

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleUltrasonic transducer modeling in homogeneous and nonhomogeneous mediaen_US
dc.creatorLee, Joon Pyoen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Joon Pyoen_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractUltrasonic transducer modeling is important and fundamental research for nondestructive testing of materials. Traditionally, in most nondestructive evaluation applications, the ultrasonic transducers are modeled as point sources generating spherical wave fronts, line sources generating cylindrical wave fronts, or planar surfaces generating plane wave fronts. In reality, the transducer front face has finite dimensions; it is neither point source nor planar source. This study shows how the ultrasonic field in the neighborhood of a transducer with finite dimension varies in homogeneous and nonhomogeneous media. In this thesis, the pressure variation in front of a transducer face is computed for the following three situations: (1) the transducer is immersed in a homogeneous fluid; (2) the transducer is near a fluid-fluid interface; and (3) the transducer is near a fluid-solid interface using Distributed Point Source Method For the nonhomogeneous fluid medium, both normal incidence and oblique incidence cases have been studied.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKundu, Tribikramen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1407826en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b42481739en_US
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