Materials and Nanoscience, Nebraska Center for (NCMN)


Attenuation of ultrasonic waves in rolled metals

Liyong Yang, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Joseph A. Turner, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Document Type Article

Published in J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 116 (6), December 2004. © 2004 Acoustical Society of America. Used by permission.


Scattering of ultrasonic waves in polycrystals with texture is studied in this article. The attenuations of the three wave modes are determined as a function of dimensionless frequency and propagation direction, respectively, for given orientation distribution coefficients (ODCs). The calculation is done in the case of a statistically orthorhombic sample made up of cubic crystallites. The wave propagation and scattering model is formulated by the Dyson equation using an anisotropic Green’s function approach.Within the limits of the first-order smoothing approximation, the Dyson equation is solved in the spatial Fourier transform domain. The results presented are shown to be directional dependent, frequency dependent, and especially dependent on the texture coefficients (ODCs) for the quasilongitudinal and two quasishear waves. The theoretical results presented may be used to improve the understanding of the microstructure during recrystallization processes.