MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 145, 2018NCTAM 2017 – 13th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||09 January 2018|
Application of Synthetic Aperture Focusing Technique for inspection of plate-like structures using EMAT generated Lamb waves
Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The main challenge for guided wave inspection is exact defect characterization and sizing. EMAT generated Lamb waves usually have low signal-to-noise ratio which reduces the defect detection, characterization and sizing capabilities. That's why in most cases the method is used only as a screening tool. The Synthetic Aperture Focusing Technique is a process that increases the signal-to-noise ratio by numerically focusing the acoustic fields. In this paper the application of SAFT is tested over EMAT generated Lamb waves. The improvement of lateral resolution and signal-to-noise ratio is evaluated. Results are presented as a comparison between standard B-scan and SAFT processed data.
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