Physical Acoustics V14 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124779143, 9780323145459

Physical Acoustics V14

1st Edition

Principles and Methods

Editors: Warren P. Mason
eBook ISBN: 9780323145459
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th November 1979
Page Count: 576
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Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods, Volume XIV is a five-chapter text that covers significant studies on acoustic microscopy, sound propagation in liquid crystals, ultrasonic transducers, and ultrasonic flowmeters. The opening chapter discusses techniques of acoustic microscopy, aberration and resolution performance, acoustic lens transfer functions, antireflection coatings, and both transmission and reflection acoustic microscopy. The following chapter deals with the applications to the states called liquid crystals or anisotropic liquids, states in which the material flows but yet has a long-range order that makes it macroscopically anisotropic. The third chapter focuses on the principles and practical applications of electromagnetic transducers for both surface waves and bulk waves. The fourth chapter surveys first the characterization of ultrasonic transducers for materials testing and then compares actual responses to those of an ""ideal"" transducer, elaborating on the many important factors that affect the results obtained with an ultrasonic testing system. The final chapter explains the principles underlying ultrasonic measurements of flow, specifically covering eight different categories of ultrasonic flow measurement principles and their industrial applications indicated. This book will be of great value to researchers in their fields of electronics technology and applied and engineering mechanics.

Table of Contents



1 Acoustic Microscopy

I. Introduction

II. Techniques of Acoustic Microscopy

III. Aberration of a Single Surface Lens

IV. Resolution Performance of the Scanning Acoustic Microscope

V. Acoustic Lens Transfer Functions

VI. Antireflection Coatings for Acoustic Lenses

VII. Transmission Acoustic Microscopy

VIII. Reflection Acoustic Microscopy

List of Symbols


2 Sound Propagation in Liquid Crystals

I. Introduction

II. Theory

III. Experiments

Appendix A: Relations between the Parameters Appearing in Other Hydrodynamic Formulations

Appendix B: Rhe de Gennes Elasticity Theory for a Smectic A

List of Symbols


3 Electromagnetic-Ultrasound Transducers: Principles, Practice, and Applications

I. Introduction

II. Transduction with Plane Waves

III. Surface Acoustic Wave Transduction

IV. Bulk Acoustic Wave Transduction

V. Other Transduction Considerations

VI. Transducer Fabrication and Operation

VII. Applications

List of Symbols and Acronyms


4 Ultrasonic Transducers for Materials Testing and Their Characterization

I. Introduction

II. The Transducer as an Element in an Ultrasonic System

III. Ultrasonic Transduction Methods and Devices

IV. Ultrasonic System Response

V. Transducer Characterization


5 Ultrasonic Flowmeters

I. Introduction

II. Ultrasonic Flow Velocimeter Principles and Methods

III. Area Averaging for Nonuniform Flow Profiles

IV. Ultrasonic Mass Flowmeters

V. Hybrid Designs

VI. Future Developments


Author Index

Subject Index

Contents of Previous Volumes


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