Simulation Research on Defects Detection in Straight Pipes Using Guided Waves


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Ultrasonic guided wave provides a suitable fast screening technique that enables the localization of the defects and offers a rough estimation of the defect size in pipes. Using the ANSYS, the entity model of a pipe with defects such as cracks and holes was established in this paper. Then the L(0,2) mode guided wave was excited by exerting symmetric displacement loads on an end of the pipe model. By analyzing the incident wave and the reflected wave of defects, the axial location and circumferential location of the defects can be reached. Besides, by fitting the data with some certain formulas, the relationships between reflection coefficient and the defects extent can be acquired. This new technique is of great significance in nondestructive detection.



Edited by:

Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin




A. Q. Cui et al., "Simulation Research on Defects Detection in Straight Pipes Using Guided Waves", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 526-530, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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