Introducing computational wave propagation methods developed over 40 years of research, this comprehensive book offers a computational approach to NDE of isotropic, anisotropic, and functionally graded materials. It discusses recent methods to enable enhanced computational efficiency for anisotropic materials. It offers an overview of the need for and uses of NDE simulation. The content provides a basic understanding of ultrasonic wave propagation through continuum mechanics and detailed discussions on the mathematical techniques of six computational methods to simulate NDE experiments. In this book, the pros and cons of each individual method are discussed and guidelines for selecting specific simulation methods for specific NDE scenarios are offered.
- Covers ultrasonic CNDE fundamentals to provide understanding of NDE simulation methods
- Offers a catalog of effective CNDE methods to evaluate and compare
- Provides exercises on real-life NDE problems with mathematical steps
- Discusses CNDE for common material types, including isotropic, anisotropic, and functionally graded materials
- Presents readers with practical knowledge on ultrasonic CNDE methods
This work is an invaluable resource for researchers, advanced students, and industry professionals across materials, mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering, and anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of computational approaches for advanced material evaluation methods.
Chapter 1 Computational Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE)
Chapter 2 Vector Fields and Tensor Analysis
Chapter 3 Mechanics of Continua
Chapter 4 Acoustic and Ultrasonic Waves in Elastic Media
Chapter 5 Wave Propagation in Bounded Structures
Chapter 6 Overview of Basic Numerical Methods and Parallel Computing
Chapter 7 Distributed Point Source Method for CNDE
Chapter 8 Elastodynamic Finite Integration Technique
Chapter 9 Local Interaction Simulation Approach
Chapter 10 Spectral Element Method for CNDE
Chapter 11 Perielastodynamic Simulation Method for CNDE
This book is an invaluable addition to technical libraries in Computational Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE), as it is focused on the computational methods for NDE modeling and simulation, providing discussion of a variety of commonly used methods. Given the complexity of the subject, the authors have dedicated their first seven chapters to paving the way toward understanding. They discuss experimental methods for nondestructive testing of materials, basics of continuum mechanics, and wave propagation theory. The book [also] includes numerous clear illustrations as well as many numerical solved examples. Graduate students and researchers already specialized for work in this field would fully benefit from this book."
--S. D. El Wakil, emeritus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, CHOICE, June 2021