Mode Tuning of Guided Wave in a Seamless Stainless Steel Tube Using an Array Transducer
Ultrasonic guided waves have been widely employed for the long range inspection of structures such as plates and pipes. In ultrasonic guided waves, however, there are numerous modes with different wave velocities, so that the generation and detection of the appropriate wave mode of the guided wave is one of key techniques in the application of guided waves. In the present work, mode tuning using an array transducer was investigated with hardware implements. For this purpose, 8-channel ultrasonic pulser and their controller which enables sequential activation of each channels with given time delay were developed. Transmitter tuning, group velocity measurements, reciver tuning, mode identification and long range transmission testing were carried out. As a result, the selective tuning of wave mode can be achieved by changing the time interval between adjacent elements of an array transducer.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
Y. H. Kim et al., "Mode Tuning of Guided Wave in a Seamless Stainless Steel Tube Using an Array Transducer ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 2077-2082, 2005