2019 №03 (03) DOI of Article
2019 №03 (05)

Technical Diagnostics and Non-Destructive Testing 2019 #03
Technical Diagnostics and Non-Destructive Testing #3, 2019, pp. 25-29
New procedure for determination of surface acousticwave velocity
V.R. Skalskyi, O.M. Mokryy, P.P. Velykiyi, P.M. Dolishnyi, J.D. Tolopko
G.V. Karpenko Physico-Mechanical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine. 5 Naukova str., 79060, Lviv, Ukraine. E-mail: skalsky.v@gmail.com

The paper deals with the features of measurement of the velocity of surface acoustic waves, using a contact transducer, in which the exciting and receiving parts are rigidly coupled. A new procedure is proposed for velocity measurement by such a transducer, using a reference sample. Measurement of surface wave velocity in steel samples was performed. The velocity in these samples was also measured, using laser ultrasonic technology for testing the new method. The effectiveness of the proposed procedure application is shown. 12 Ref., 5 Fig.
Keywords: surface acoustic waves: velocity measurement, transducer
Received: 15.07.2019
Published: 05.09.2019


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