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Ultrasound and Elastic Waves - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124433458, 9780080519852

Ultrasound and Elastic Waves

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Author: Brian Lempriere
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124433458
eBook ISBN: 9780080519852
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd May 2002
Page Count: 350
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Ultrasound has found an increasing number of applications in recent years due to greatly increased computing power. Ultrasound devices are often preferred over other devices because of their lower cost, portability, and non-invasive nature. Patients using ultrasound can avoid the dangers of radiological imaging devices such as x-rays, CT scans, and radioactive media injections. Ultrasound is also a preferred and practical method of detecting material fatique and defects in metals, composites, semiconductors, wood, etc.

Key Features

  • Detailed appendices contain useful formulas and their derivations, technical details of relevant theories
  • The FAQ format is used where a concept in one answer leads to a new Q


Engineers and technicians, material scientists and biomedical engineers involved in the design and use of ultrasonic instruments

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Definitions and Background
    3. Wave Propagation Concepts
    4. Wave Interactions
    5. Hardware: Equipment Concepts
    6. Software: Data Processing
    App. 1 Stress, Strain, and Elasticity (Also Vectors and Tensors)
    App. 2 The Generalized Hooke's Law
    App. 3 States of Stress or Strain in Waves
    App. 4 Balance of Forces and Newton's Law of Inertia
    App. 5 Theory of Wave Propagation
    App. 6 Solutions to the Wave Equations
    App. 7 Dispersion, Group Velocity
    App. 8 Transducer Beam Forming
    App. 9 Solutions for Anisotropy
    App. 10 Oblique Interactions between Waves and Boundaries
    App. 11 Lateral Stress and Strain in Rods under Axial Loads
    App. 12 Bending Waves in Beams and Plates
    App. 13 Time-Domain Analysis


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About the Author

Brian Lempriere

Dr. Lempriere is a retired aerospace engineer with expertise in the mechanical properties and behavior of materials. He worked for 33 years in the aerospace industry at both Boeing and Lockheed.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bellevue, Washigton, U.S.A.


"Ultrasound and Elastic Waves is interesting for use as an introduction and reference for non-specialists and newcomers in the field." --Friedrich Kremer, Universitaet Leipzig

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