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ˇMaterials Characterization and testing

Ultrasonic Techniques for Non-destructive Evaluation of Internal Stresses

M. Landa and J. Plešek
Institute of Thermomechanics ASCR, Dolejškova 5, 182 00, Praha 8, Czech Republic

1 Introduction

2 Theory of acoustoelasticity

3 Experiments

4 Remarks on using various deformation measures

5 Conclusions



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