Detection of crack closure in time-resolved acoustic microscopy

D. Knauss, T. Zhai, G. A.D. Briggs, J. W. Martin

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Acoustic microscopy with time-of-flight measurements of short pulses has been used to detect the closure of short cracks. Operating the microscope in the pulse mode, the reflections from inclined cracks have been measured and a diffraction model for calculating the amplitude of these reflections as a function of the lens position was developed. The detected signal amplitudes depend on the size of the crack and on the contact between the crack faces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1421-1424
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Part 1 (of 3) - Cannes, Fr
Duration: Nov 1 1994Nov 4 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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