A 2D model of ultrasonic testing for cracks near a nonplanar surface
Paper in proceedings, 2010
2D P-SV elastic wave scattering by a crack near a non-planar surface is investigated. The wave scattering problem is solved in the frequency domain using a combination of the boundary element method (BEM) for the back surface displacement and a Fourier series expansion of the crack opening displacement (COD). The model accounts for the action of the transmitting and receiving ultrasonic contact probes, and the time traces are obtained by applying an inverse temporal Fourier transform. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.