V(z) measurement of multiple leaky wave velocities for elastic constant determination

Wei Li*, Jan Drewes Achenbach

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A multiple leaky acoustic wave method to determine elastic constants from a single V(z) measurement is presented. The V(z) curves which include contributions from different leaky acoustic waves, measured using the line- focus acoustic microscope at 225 MHz, have been compared with theoretical results predicted by a V(z) measurement model. The determination of elastic constants has been achieved numerically by seeking a set of elastic constants that leads to the best fit, in the least square sense, of the theoretical results to the experimental ones. The method has been applied to isotropic materials in bulk, and plate and thin-film configurations. Elastic constants for each of these cases have been determined. The consistency, convergence, sensitivity, and accuracy of the procedure have been investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1529-1537
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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