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Book Announcement | ASA Press
ASA Press is a meritorious imprint of the Acoustical Society of America in collaboration with the major international publisher Springer Science + Business Media. All new books that are published with the ASA Press imprint will be an- nounced in Acoustics Today. Individuals who have ideas for books should feel free to contact the ASA Publications Office,, to discuss their ideas.
Nonlinear Ultrasonic and Vibro-Acoustical Techniques for Nondestructive Evaluation
Editor: Tribikram Kundu
Copyright: 2019 Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Hardcover: ISBN 978-3-319-94474-6
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 759
Number of Illustrations and Tables: 138 black and white illustrations, 323 color illustrations
Topics: Engineering Acoustics
• Represents the first book on nonlinear acoustical tech- niques for NDE applications
• Emphasizes applications of nonlinear acoustical techniques
• Presents the fundamental physics and mathematics behind nonlinear acoustical phenomenon in a simple, easily un-
derstood manner
• Covers a variety of popular NDE techniques based on non-
linear acoustics in a single volume
This multi-contributed volume provides a practical, appli- cations-focused introduction to nonlinear acoustical tech- niques for nondestructive evaluation. Compared to linear techniques, nonlinear acoustical/ultrasonic techniques are much more sensitive to micro-cracks and other types of small distributed damages. Most materials and structures exhibit nonlinear behavior due to the formation of dislo- cation and micro-cracks from fatigue or other types of re- petitive loadings well before detectable macro-cracks are formed. Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) tools that have been developed based on nonlinear acoustical techniques are capable of providing early warnings about the possi- bility of structural failure before detectable macro-cracks are formed. This book presents the full range of nonlin- ear acoustical techniques used today for NDE. The expert chapters cover both theoretical and experimental aspects, but always with an eye towards applications. Unlike other titles currently available, which treat nonlinearity as a phys-
ics problem and focus on different analytical derivations, the present volume emphasizes NDE applications over detailed analytical derivations. The introductory chapter presents the fundamentals in a manner accessible to anyone with an un- dergraduate degree in Engineering or Physics and equips the reader with all of the necessary background to understand the remaining chapters. This self-contained volume will be a valuable reference to graduate students through practising researchers in Engineering, Materials Science, and Physics.
About the Editor | Tribikram Kundu is a Professor in the De- partment of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Arizona. Dr. Kundu has made signifi- cant and original contributions in both basic and applied research in nondestructive testing (NDT) and structural health monitoring (SHM) by ultrasonic and electromagnetic techniques. His fundamental research interests are monitor- ing the health of existing and new structures by ultrasonic and other NDT techniques. His research requires knowledge of elastic wave propogation in multi-layered solids, fracture mechanics, computational mechanic, geo- and biomechan- ics. He has collaborated extensively with international and U.S. scientists. He has spent 28 months in the Department of Biology, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, first as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and then as a Humboldt Research Prize winner. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical So- ciety of America.
Signal Processing
Modeling, Detection, and Estimation
Author: Douglas A. Abraham Series: Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing
Copyright: 2019
Publisher: Springer International Publishing Hardcover: ISBN 978-3-319-92981-1
Series ISSN: 2364-4915
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXXII, 826
Number of Illustrations and Tables: 76 black and white illustrations, 113 color illustrations
Topics: Signal, Image and Speech Processing
• Offers a balanced presentation of the theory and applica- tion of signal detection in underwater acoustics
• Addresses a broad audience of practicing sonar engineers, students, and researchers in underwater acoustic signal processing
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