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Modeling of elastic wave scattering by a hole in a half-space
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Paper Abstract

In NDT (nondestructive testing) often a side-drilled hole (circular cavity) is used for calibration. In this paper scattering of ultrasonic waves by a circular hole is studied. The ultrasonic wave is generated by a transducer of finite dimension. A newly developed semi-analytical technique called Distributed point source method (DPSM) has been adopted to solve this problem. Even though this is an old problem the complete field of the scattered waves in presence of a hole in a half space near its boundary has not been shown in the literature yet. The scattered ultrasonic field (stress and displacement) is computed using DPSM and presented in the paper. Solution of this problem will also help us to understand the distortion of the ultrasonic field in the half-space due to the presence of a circular anomaly (cavity or inclusion) which plays an important role in structural health monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6935, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2008, 69350K (10 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.774422
Show Author Affiliations
Samik Das, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Sourav Banerjee, Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tribikram Kundu, Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6935:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2008
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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