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Todd Torrence
Todd Torrence
01:15 Feb-14-2000
Ultrasonic Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Modes

I am curious to know how exactly longitudinal ultrasonic waves mode convert into transverse waves. I understand the fact that transverse waves have about half the velocity of longitudinal waves because of the extra distance traveled in the transverse wave. But, what happens to the material’s molecules, grain structure, or atoms, when a longitudinal wave reflects off of a boundary and is then transformed into a transverse wave? Any information about this subject would help greatly. Thank You

Edouard G. Nesvijski
R & D, Senior Scientist
TRS Technologies, USA, Joined Jan 2000, 9

Edouard G. Nesvijski

R & D, Senior Scientist
TRS Technologies,
Joined Jan 2000
06:44 Feb-15-2000
Re: Ultrasonic Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Modes
n. Philosophy of the matter is in acceptance of the best model for NDT practical applications!
Please find some references below:

1. Jeanne L. McHale .Molecular Spectroscopy . Prentice Hall; ISBN: 0132290634, 1998, - 463 pages

2. Lawrence E. Kinsler, James V. Sanders, Austin R. Frey . Fundamentals of Acoustics. John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471029335 3rd edition 1982, ;- 496 pages.

3. P. Filippi (Editor), Dominique Habault, Jean-Pierre Lefebvre, , Paul D. Filippo (Editor). Acoustics : Basic Physics, Theory and Methods. Academic Pr; ISBN: 0122561902, 1998, - 336 pages.

4. Andrew James Matheson. Molecular Acoustics. ASIN: 0471576204 (URL: http://www.amazon.com)

Edouard G. Nesvijski


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