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Imaging of Acoustic Surface Wave Slowness



D Xiang, Nelson N. Hsu, Gerald V. Blessing


An experimental method has been devised for imaging the acoustic surface wave slowness (inverse of the phase velocity) in anisotropic solids. This technique utilizes a specially designed broadband, line-focus transducer to sense the leaky surface waves as well as leaky pseudosurface waves emanating from a solid immersed in water. By rotating such a transducer about its symmetric axis normal to the solid surface, the orientation-dependent time waveforms can be obtained. These wave forms are readily transformed into a surface wave slowness image with a simple algorithm.
Applied Physics Letters
No. 15


acoustic image, anisotropy, slowness, surface wave


Xiang, D. , Hsu, N. and Blessing, G. (1999), Imaging of Acoustic Surface Wave Slowness, Applied Physics Letters (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created March 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021