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Ultrasonic Waves

Edited by Auteliano Santos Jr.

State University of Campinas, Brazil

Ultrasonic waves are well-known for their broad range of applications. They can be employed in various fields of knowledge such as medicine, engineering, physics, biology, materials etc. A characteristic presented in all applications is the simplicity of the instrumentation involved, even knowing that the methods are mostly very complex, sometimes requiring analytical and numerical developments. This book presents a number of state-of-the-art applications of ultrasonic waves, developed by the main researchers in their scientific fields from all around the world. Phased array modelling, ultrasonic thrusters, positioning systems, tomography, projection, gas hydrate bearing sediments and Doppler Velocimetry are some of the topics discussed, which, together with materials characterization, mining, corrosion, and gas removal by ultrasonic techniques, form an exciting set of updated knowledge. Theoretical advances on ultrasonic waves analysis are presented in every chapter, especially in those about modelling the generation and propagation of waves, and the influence of Goldberg's number on approximation for finite amplitude acoustic waves. Readers will find this book ta valuable source of information where authors describe their works in a clear way, basing them on relevant bibliographic references and actual challenges of their field of study.

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Ultrasonic WavesEdited by Auteliano Santos Jr.

Published: March 7th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1411

ISBN: 978-953-51-0201-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6133-2

Copyright year: 2012

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39063 Total Chapter Downloads

44 Crossref Citations

75 Web of Science Citations

83 Dimensions Citations


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1. Modelling the Generation and Propagation of Ultrasonic Signals in Cylindrical Waveguides

By Fernando Seco and Antonio R. Jiménez


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2. Ultrasonic Projection

By Krzysztof J. Opieliński


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3. 3-D Modelings of an Ultrasonic Phased Array Transducer and Its Radiation Properties in Solid

By Kazuyuki Nakahata and Naoyuki Kono


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4. Goldberg’s Number Influence on the Validity Domain of the Quasi-Linear Approximation of Finite Amplitude Acoustic Waves

By Hassina Khelladi


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5. Ultrasonic Waves on Gas Hydrates Experiments

By Gaowei Hu and Yuguang Ye


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6. Intense Aerial Ultrasonic Source and Removal of Unnecessary Gas by the Source

By Hikaru Miura


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7. Application of Pulsed Ultrasonic Doppler Velocimetry to the Simultaneous Measurement of Velocity and Concentration Profiles in Two Phase Flow

By N. Sad Chemloul, K. Chaib and K. Mostefa


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8. Ultrasonic Thruster

By Alfred C. H. Tan and Franz S. Hover


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9. Real-Time Distance Measurement for Indoor Positioning System Using Spread Spectrum Ultrasonic Waves

By Akimasa Suzuki, Taketoshi Iyota and Kazuhiro Watanabe


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10. Ultrasonic Waves in Mining Application

By Ahmet Hakan Onur, Safa Bakraç and Doğan Karakuş


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11. Design and Development of Ultrasonic Process Tomography

By Mohd Hafiz Fazalul Rahiman, Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, Herlina Abdul Rahim and Nor Muzakkir Nor Ayob


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12. Suppression of Corrosion Growth of Stainless Steel by Ultrasound

By Rongguang Wang


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13. New Trends in Materials Nondestructive Characterization Using Surface Acoustic Wave Methodologies

By T. E. Matikas and D. G. Aggelis


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