22 April 2016 Investigating the effect of crack on propagation of ultrasonic guided waves in pipes via wavelet analysis
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Ultrasonic guided waves have rapidly become an effective device in the field of NDT in recent years. Main reason for this is the ability of transmission from one point on the pipe to travel a long distance along it length. These waves are typically used in relatively low frequencies, and as a result, die out in longer periods of time. In this study, by designing and building a system to generate the needed signal for the stimulation of guided waves through using a piezoelectric crystal, these waves were generated and transmitted along a pipe. After propagation, waves were relieved by an ultrasonic probe and were saved by a digital oscilloscope. The received waves were then processed and filtered to eliminate noise and compared with each other. In order to compare the results and study the effective parameters of inspecting ability by these waves, the receiving probe was moved along the length of the pipe and through clanging the number of entering sinusoidal pulses along with altering the frequency signal; the data was recorded in the highest amplitude frequency. By adjusting the frequency within 30-40 KHz range, it would be possible to receive signals at any point in the experiment. Although the received signals weaken by further distance, however; through increase in the number of pulses of inlet signals, the guided waves better stimulate and become stronger at the outlet signal.
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Mohammad Riahi, Pouya Gholami, "Investigating the effect of crack on propagation of ultrasonic guided waves in pipes via wavelet analysis", Proc. SPIE 9804, Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure 2016, 98041X (22 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218328; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2218328
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