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

Contributors Preface 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 References 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 References 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 References 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 References 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 References Author Index Subject Index Contents of Previous Volumes


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