High accuracy non-contact ultrasonic thickness gauging of aluminium sheet using electromagnetic acoustic transducers
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) High accuracy non-contact ultrasonic thickness gauging of aluminium sheet using electromagnetic acoustic transducers. ULTRASONICS, 39 (6). pp. 445-453. ISSN 0041-624XFull text not available from this repository.
Aluminium sheet thickness has been calculated from ultrasonic data obtained using a send-receive, radially polarised electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT). Sheets in the thickness range between 0.1 and 0.5 mm have been measured using this noncontact approach at a stand-off of up to 1.5 mm. Normal incidence shear waves generated and detected in the sheet and the resultant waveforms have been processed using transit time measurements and Fourier analysis. Two broad band EMAT systems have been used to perform the measurements with centre frequencies of approximately 5 MHz and frequency content up to 10 and 20 MHz respectively. The most accurate measurements of thickness on thin sheets have been made using Fourier analysis and have yielded measurements accurate to within 0.2% (or 0.4 mum) for 280 mum thick aluminium sheets. Discrete shear wave echoes can be observed for sheets down to a thickness of 250 mum using the higher frequency EMAT system. However temporal measurements of these signals yield lower accuracy results when compared to the Fourier analysis method which is capable of sub-Micron accuracy. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Journal or Publication Title:||ULTRASONICS|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Official Date:||October 2001|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 445-453|
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