Visualization of Pulsed Ultrasound Using a Combined Photoelastic-Schlieren System

  • H. Shimada
  • K. Date
Conference paper


There are many applications of visualization methods of pulsed ultrasound in the field of ultrasonic nondestructive testing: checking and improving ultrasonic probes, aiding ultrasonic tests on components of complex shape, studying the behavior of ultrasonic pulses, tools for training ultrasonic operators, etc.


Compressional Wave Ultrasonic Wave Ultrasonic Pulse Ultrasonic Probe Knife Edge 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Shimada
    • 1
  • K. Date
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Metal Processing and Mechanical Metallurgy, Faculty of EngineeringTohoku UniversitySendai 980Japan
  2. 2.Miyagi National College of TechnologyNatori, Miyagi-kenJapan

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