Technical Diagnostics and Non-Destructive Testing №4, 2018, pp. 24-29
Influence of depressions on the surface of structural elements on measurement of the velocity of surface acoustic waves
V.R. Skalskii, O.M. Mokryi
G.V. Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, 5 Naukova Str., Lviv, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
The considerable impact of presence of depressions on the surface of a structural element on the results of measurement of distribution of surface acoustic wave velocity was shown experimentally for the case of application of piezoelectric contact transducers with rigid coupling of the exciting and recording prisms. It is found that deviations from a plane result in an additional delay of the acoustic signal that may lead to a significant error in velocity measurement. It is stated that a temporary delay is caused by acoustic signal passing through an additional layer of couplant that forms between the transducer prism and studied material surface. 10 Ref., 7 Fig.
structural elements, surface, surface acoustic waves
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