This paper develops a measurement method for accurately determining dispersion curves of Rayleigh-type surface waves propagating on layer-coated elastic cylinders. It utilizes PVDF acoustic transducers and a defocusing measurement system. To deal with the cylindrically curved surface, a new cross-correlation waveform processing approach is proposed and verified. Cylindrical Rayleigh wave velocities of layered cylindrical solid samples have been successfully measured over a frequency range from 3 to 20 MHz. The measured dispersion curves are in good agreement with their theoretical counterparts. It demonstrates the potential application for non-destructive evaluation of coating layers deposited on cylindrical solids.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering