IJAT Vol.7 No.2 pp. 211-220
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2013.p0211


Laser-Generated Surface Acoustic Wave Technique for Crack Monitoring – A Review

Kun Chen, Xing Fu, Dante J. Dorantes-Gonzalez,
Yanning Li, Sen Wu, and Xiaotang Hu

State Key Laboratory of Precision Measuring Technology and Instruments, Tianjin University, No.92, Weijin Road, Tianjin 300072, P.R. China

January 6, 2013
February 20, 2013
March 5, 2013
surface acoustic wave, laser-generated, crack monitoring, quantitative detection

In this paper, the principle of surface acoustic wave techniques and their application to the monitoring of cracks are presented and compared to other classic non-destructive techniques. A practical classification of methods regarding the excitation and detection of surface acoustic waves is enumerated, among them, laser-generated surface acoustic wave technique is carefully analyzed as a prospective technique, and two important detection methods using piezoelectric and light deflection are described. Then, the strategies and variables used in crack monitoring based on laser-generated surface acoustic wave technique are reviewed. To achieve the goal of quantitative detection of cracks, most researchers use numerical models and experiments to characterize main crack features. Discussions and prospective approaches for further quantitative monitoring of cracks are provided.

Cite this article as:
K. Chen, X. Fu, D. Dorantes-Gonzalez, <. Li, S. Wu, and X. Hu, “Laser-Generated Surface Acoustic Wave Technique for Crack Monitoring – A Review,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.7, No.2, pp. 211-220, 2013.
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