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Ultrasonic Waves in Solid Media

ISBN-10: 0521548896

ISBN-13: 9780521548892

Edition: 2004

Authors: Joseph L. Rose

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Ultrasonic wave techniques are used increasingly in areas ranging from non-destructive inspection of materials to medical diagnosis. This book brings together basic physics and modern applications. It explains the physical principles of wave propagation and then relates them to ultrasonic wave mechanics and the more recent guided wave techniques that are used to inspect and evaluate aircraft, power plants, and pipelines in chemical processing plants. Among topics covered are wave propagation in plates, rods, hollow cylinders, and multiple layers in solid and composite materials; reflection and refraction; surface and subsurface waves; and horizontal shear wave propagation. Appendices provide background information on ultrasonic non-destructive testing, elasticity theory, and complex variables, and key wave propagation experiments. The text is amplified with numerous examples, laboratory experiments, and homework exercises. Graduate students, researchers, and practising engineers will find Ultrasonic Waves in Solid Media an invaluable reference to this active field.
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Book details

List price: $75.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 476
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Dr Joseph L. Rose is the Paul Morrow Professor in the Engineering Science and Mechanics Department at Pennsylvania State University. He is also Chief Scientist and President of FBS, Inc., a company dedicated to technology transfer, product development, and consulting on ultrasonic guided waves in nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring. He received his PhD from Drexel University in 1970. He is the author of twenty patents, four textbooks, and more than 600 scholarly articles, most focused on ultrasonics. He has served as principal adviser to more than 60 PhD and 150 MS students, and is a fellow of ASNT, ASME, IEEE, and the British Society for Nondestructive Testing. Dr Rose has also received many awards, including the SPIE Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of sustained contributions to the advancement of nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring in 2011, the Penn State University Graduate Teaching Award in 2012, and the distinction of being a finalist in the Discover magazine award for innovation in aviation and aerospace in 1995.

Dispersion principles
Unbounded isotropic and anisotropic media
Reflection and refraction
Oblique incidence
Wave scattering
Surface and subsurface waves
Waves in plates
Interface waves
Layer on a half space
Waves in rods
Waves in hollow cylinders
Guided waves in multiple layers
Source influence
Horizontal shear
Waves in an anisotropic layer
Elastic constant determination
Waves in viscoelastic media
Stress influence
Boundary element methods
Ultrasonic nondestructive testing principles, analysis and display technology
Basic formulas and concepts in the theory of elasticity
Basic formulas in complex variables
Schlieren imaging and dynamic photoelasticity
Key wave propagation experiments