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Guided Wave UT Training

Course Description

TISEC offer highly specialized course for engineers and scientists on the guided wave ultrasonic testing method. Detailed theoretical discussions are supplemented with extensive hands-on laboratory experiences in generating guided ultrasonic waves in different material geometries for defect identification and characterization. Please contact us for customized scheduling of your classes. Courses are offered in-house as well as at client sites. The classes are taught by highly qualified and experienced scientists and engineers.

Course Dates

This course is offered by appointment. Please contact us through our "contact" page and/or by phone to set up training dates.

Duration: Two days (16 hours).

Course Price: $500.00 per trainee. Please contact us for pricing on client site training.

Brief Course Outline

  1. Review of ultrasonic wave propagation principles
    1. Equations of motion
    2. Reflection and Refraction
    3. Normal and Oblique incidence
    4. Wave scattering
  2. Dispersion Principles
    1. Group and Phase velocity concepts
    2. Mode conversion
  3. Generation of guided waves
    1. Transducers
    2. Transducer designs
      1. Angle-beam transducers
      2. EMAT transducers
      3. Magnetostrictive transducers
      4. PVDF transducers
  4. Waves in Plates
    1. Numerical solution
    2. Wave structure analysis
    3. Lamb waves
    4. Shear Horizontal waves
    5. Dispersion curves
    6. Multi-layered plates
    7. Lab work
  5. Waves in Rods
    1. Longitudinal waves
    2. Torsional waves
    3. Flexural waves
    4. Guided waves in thin rods and wires
    5. Lab work
  6. Waves in pipes and cylinders
    1. Circumferential guided waves
    2. Longitudinal guided waves
      1. Axisymmetric modes
      2. Flexural modes
    3. Leaky guided waves in liquid-loaded pipes
    4. Attenuation dispersion curves
    5. Lab work
  7. Interface waves