Accession Number : AD1033752


Title :   Effects of Defect Size and Number Density on the Transmission and Reflection of Guided Elastic Waves


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States


Personal Author(s) : Gelly,Ryan J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1033752.pdf


Report Date : 22 Apr 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : We explore the scattering of guided elastic waves in plastic cylinders by wavelength-sized defects. A random field of defects is introduced into the cylinder in a localized region, a photoacoustic source generates elastic waves on one side of the damaged region, and then two ultrasound transducers measure the amplitude of the waves transmitted and reflected by the damaged region. We found that for defects approximately 3 in diameter that the transmission amplitude decays exponentially in the volumetric number density of defects. Furthermore, we discovered that the for a constant defect density, in the Mie regime, there is not statistically significant transmission amplitude variation between different defect sizes. Additionally, in the Mie regime, the reflected wave due to backscatter is too small to be detected with our equipment.


Descriptors :   elastic waves , scattering , lasers , detection , bone fractures , cross correlation , laser spots , transducers


Subject Categories : Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE