Course Description

WINS offer highly specialized course for engineers and scientists on the guided wave ultrasonic testing method. Detailed theoretical discussions are supplemented with extensive hands-on laboratory experiences in generating guided ultrasonic waves in different material geometries for defect identification and characterization. Please contact us for customized scheduling of your classes. Courses are offered in-house as well as at client sites. The classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced scientists and engineers.

Course Dates

March 15-16, 2010
August 9-10, 2010
November 4-5, 2010

Please contact us for client site training dates.

Course Duration

Two days (16 hours)

Course Outline

I. Review of ultrasonic wave propagation principles

a. Equations of motion
b. Reflection and Refraction
c. Normal and Oblique incidence
d. Wave scattering

II. Dispersion Principles

a. Group and Phase velocity concepts
b. Mode conversion

III. Generation of guided waves

a. Transducers
b. Transducer designs
i. Angle-beam transducers
ii. EMAT transducers
iii. Magnetostrictive transducers
iv. PVDF transducers

IV. Waves in Plates

a. Numerical solution
b. Wave structure analysis
c. Lamb waves
d. Shear Horizontal waves
e. Dispersion curves
f. Multi-layered plates
g. Lab work

V. Waves in Rods

a. Longitudinal waves
b. Torsional waves
c. Flexural waves
d. Guided waves in thin rods and wires
e. Lab work

VI. Waves in pipes and cylinders

a. Circumferential guided waves
b. Longitudinal guided waves
i. Axisymmetric modes
ii. Flexural modes
c. Leaky guided waves in liquid-loaded pipes
d. Attenuation dispersion curves
e. Lab work

VII. Interface waves

Course Price: Please contact us regarding training fees.

Waves in Solids, LLC, 2134 Sandy Dr., Ste. 14 State College, PA 16803 Phone: (814) 237 1031
e-mail thomhay@wavesinsolids.com