A review is given of both bulk and surface wave ultrasonic methods for the measurement of the depth of surface-breaking cracks. Research is considered which relates to techniques for measuring crack depth by studying the scattered pulse amplitude, by using time-of-flight methods, or by carrying out ultrasonic spectroscopic analysis. Measurement of the transit time of bulk waves appears most likely to provide simple and reliable depth measurement in the near future. Further work in the other two areas should also prove valuable. Some suggestions are made of promising directions for future research. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Doyle, P A
    • Scala, C M
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 164-170
  • Serial:
    • Ultrasonics
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Butterworth Scientific Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM