The Wave-in-a-Tube Method for Estimation of Mechanical Properties of Viscoelastic Materials Using Ultrasound

    Volume 31, Issue 1 (January 2003)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Lippert, SA
    Post Doctoral Associate, Graduate Research Assistant, and Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    Rang, EM
    Post Doctoral Associate, Graduate Research Assistant, and Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    Grimm, MJ
    Post Doctoral Associate, Graduate Research Assistant, and Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    (Received 9 November 2001; accepted 2 September 2002)

    Abstract

    The wave-in-a-tube method allows for the estimation of material properties of gel-like, viscoelastic materials utilizing only a pair of matched ultrasonic pressure transducers. To employ this technique, a sample tube must be manufactured that (1) has an inside diameter that fits snugly around the element of the transducers being utilized, (2) is as long as the specimen size will allow given the diameter required, and (3) is made of a low-density, solid material. After construction of the container, the sample to be measured is placed in the tube with a pressure transducer fitted into each end with large air pockets eliminated. An ultrasonic pulse is sent through the sample, and the resulting waveform is analyzed per the Reynolds wave-in-a-bar method, yielding the magnitude of the complex moduli.


    Paper ID: JTE12355J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12355J

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    Title The Wave-in-a-Tube Method for Estimation of Mechanical Properties of Viscoelastic Materials Using Ultrasound
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    Committee E28