Non-linear ultrasonic response of plastically deformed aluminium alloy AA 7009

J. F. Zhang, F. Z. Xuan, Y. X. Xiang, F. Q. Yang

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Using non-linear longitudinal wave and non-linear surface wave, the effect of plastic deformation on the non-linear ultrasonic parameter of aluminium alloy AA 7009 was studied. The results reveal that the second-order non-linear coefficient (<inline-graphic xmlns:xlink=" xlink" xlink:href="mst-29-11-1304-e05.tif"/>) increased with increasing the plastic strain for both types of non-linear waves. A simple power-law relation was developed between the ratio of <inline-graphic xmlns:xlink="" xlink:href="mst-29-11- 1304-e06.tif"/> and the plastic strain. The stress exponent index was found to be ∼2·35 and 1 for the non-linear longitudinal wave and the non-linear surface wave respectively. The difference of the non-linear ultrasonic responses was likely due to the microstructural difference between the near surface material and the material far away from the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1304-1309
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2013


  • Al alloy
  • Longitudinal wave
  • Nonlinear ultrasonics
  • Surface wave
  • Tensile deformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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