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Ultrasonic Interactions with Solid Materials (416)

Photo of measurement system with bubble links to additional information Laboratory Ultrasonic Measurement Systems Signal Processing and Data Analysis Capabilities Intrinsic interaction properties Insights on intrinsic material properties Insights on sample properties

Problem: Measure ultrasonic interactions with solid materials to allow characterization and estimate sample properties.

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Mechanisms through Sensors and Devices

PNNL Solution:

  • Determine measurements required to obtain needed information
  • Leverage multiple laboratory ultrasonic measurement systems
  • Configure measurement system and signal processing to meet specific application requirements
  • Record data on test and reference samples
  • Analyze data to obtain needed information

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Laboratory instrumentation application including adaptation for specific measurements, electronics for transducer drivers, signal detection, and signal processing; ultrasonic property measurements including interfacial reflection, refraction effects, absorption, scattering, frequency and polarization effects; ultrasonic probe design and signal processing electronics; multi-effect signature analysis; advanced data analysis methods to identify and test correlation of ultrasonic and macro-mechanical properties; algorithm development to provide prediction of sample mechanical properties from ultrasonic measurements.

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Contact: Morris Good

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