This book gives the reader the necessary mechanics background to understand and analyze elastic wave propagation in solids. This knowledge is necessary for modeling and interpreting experimental results generated by ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques. It will cover both linear and nonlinear ultrasonic NDE methods. This is important in determing internal damages in structural components, that need to be detected in a nondestructive fashion. Examples would be cracks inside various structural components related to aircraft, ships, automobiles and bridges. Knowledge contained in this book is quite useful for such damage detection applications.
Professor Tribikram Kundu received his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering form IIT Kharagpur, where he was the winner of the President of India Gold Medal (PGM). After completing his PhD at UCLA and winning the outstanding graduate student award he joined the faculty at the University of Arizona where he was promoted to Full Professor and was later distinguished as a Faculty Fellow in the College of Engineering. To date he has supervised 34 PhD students, published 7 books, 15 book chapters and 315 technical papers: 156 of those in refereed scientific journals. He has won the Humbolt Research Prize (Senior Scientist Award) and Humboldt Fellowship awards from Germany, 2012 NDE Life Time Achievement Award from SPIE (the International Society for Optics and Photonics), 2015 Research Award for Sustained Excellence from ASNT (American Society for Nondestructive Testing), 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and 2008 Person of the Year Award from the Structural Health Monitoring Journal. He received a number of invited Professorships from France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, Poland, China, Japan and India. He is a Fellow of 5 professional societies - ASME, ASCE, SPIE, ASNT and ASA.
1 Mechanics of Elastic Waves - Linear Analysis 2 Guided Elastic Waves - Analysis and Applications in Nondestructive Evaluation 3 Modeling Elastic Waves by Distributed Point Source Method (DPSM) 4 Nonlinear Ultrasonic Techniques for Nondestructive Evaluation 5 Acoustic Source Localization