Measurement Models for Quantitative Ultrasonics

  • J. D. Achenbach
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 330)


This lecture emphasizes the importance of measurement models. Two examples are discussed both from a theoretical and an experimental point of view. These are backscattering of body waves from a surface-breaking crack and reflection and transmission of surface waves by a surface-breaking crack. Measurement models also play a useful role in the training of neural networks, as discussed by the example of backscattering from a surface-breaking crack.


Measurement Model Boundary Element Method Rayleigh Wave Boundary Integral Equation Crack Depth 


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  • J. D. Achenbach
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  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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