Detection of low-frequency components in ultrasonic waves transmitted through contact solids

Yuji Kato, Hirotaka Tanaka, Toshihiko Sugiura

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Abstract

In internal inspection, it is important to detect closed cracks. One promising method for detecting closed cracks is use of nonlinear ultrasonic waves including superharmonics or subharmonics. However, there have been few reports clarifying a generation mechanism of subharmonics so far. We observed some low-frequency components different from subharmonics in our previous experiments. In this research, we attempted to reveal a generation mechanism of these low-frequency components by experiments and numerical analyses. In experiments limiting the route of wave propagation in two ways, oblique and vertical to contact surfaces, lower-frequency components were found only in the case of the oblique route. These experimental results agree with numerical results obtained by the finite element method. In conclusion, ultrasonic waves propagated through the interface between contacting solids can travel obliquely and, as a result, the waves can contain low-frequency components because of the directivity of the wave.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479981823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 13
EventIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2015 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2015 Oct 212015 Oct 24

Other

OtherIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2015
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period15/10/2115/10/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Kato, Y., Tanaka, H., & Sugiura, T. (2015). Detection of low-frequency components in ultrasonic waves transmitted through contact solids. In 2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2015 [7329565] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0340